Friday, October 9, 2015

Why Am I in Such a Bad Mood?


Recently, I've been noticing more and more often that I become irritable for no reason, and whenever anything happens I think about it negatively. I have also had more severe mood swings compared to how I was a few years ago. This article states that there are multiple reasons for teenagers being grumpy, such as constant change, discovering identity, and hormones. This irritability can be a sign of depression or other mental illnesses that we learned about in Health class. Do you experience this kind of irritability commonly? If so, what methods do you have of dealing with it?

12 comments:

  1. very intresting article victor! I do experience a lot of irritability even more now so that I am in High School and having so much stress makes me in such a negative place . The way I like to deal with it is going on long walks with my dad and listening to head phones to relaxing music.

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  2. I do too feel even more irritable than I was a few years ago. My irritability, however, is due to the fact that I'm a senior. I'm stressed out with school work, clubs, sports, college apps, and the fact that I'm dealing with another concussion(which causes irritability as well). In the article it says crying and talking to a trusted adult or peer helps. This is very true because I've done both and felt better after both. Some things I do everyday to relax me and reduce my irritability is going for a long walk (because you're not allowed to run with a concussion), listening to music(like Nancy mentioned), making a list of my tasks for the day, and just thinking positively and hoping that everything turns out to be alright.

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  3. I experience irritability all the time. The way I deal with irritability is punching the wall at home

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  4. I can relate to this post because i too experience irritability very often, I think this has come out for me more so in high school because of unfamiliar people and how difficult school can be. like the article states crying is probably the thing i do most often, i am not very good at opening up to people so talking it out hasn't always been a positive for me but i believe it would be if i was able to, and i wish i was able to. Another way i deal with it is music and just being alone or with the few people who do make me happy.

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  5. I am so glad that there are actually specific reasons that explain why this happens, and that it's not all in my head. Recently I've been noticing a tonnnnnn more irritability in myself on a daily basis. I'm so much more likely to yell or swear or cry than I used to be. At the same time, I also notice that a lot of the factors mentioned in the article apply. So many things are changing, and there seems to be so much stress in my life.

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  6. I feel as though this article is very relevant because a lot of teens deal with this. I think we become more irritated as high school students (especially seniors) due to the constant thought of "how am I going to succeed, make money, support myself, get into college??" All these dropping grades, tough assignments, and deadlines are extremely stressful. Also, not only that but there could be work problems too! At least for me, I don't have any set schedule of when I am working so I can't plan when to do anything really. And also just the fact that everything is changing and there is no structure I am so sassy to everyone and irritable, so I completely relate.

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  7. If I'm in a situation where I get irtitated I try and look at from others point of view and see if the irritation is just or unjust. I found this article relieving because I now know that theres a reason for my mood swings and I'm not just a mad person.

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  8. i have noticed recently i have been getting more and more irritable and i thought it was just me growing up but its more like im worried about after high school and adult life and those worries come out as irritation

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  9. Long term irritability is caused by factors such as stress, lack of sleep, or anxiety. If you feel that you are irritated all the time, consider that you may be afflicted with one of these conditions. I have found that I am most easily irritated when I am tired. The solution then, is to try to get more sleep. I am noticeably less irritated when I get more sleep. Of course, it may be just that you are frustrated by a person, task, or other factor in your life. I recommend using the same techniques we learned for dealing with stress.

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  10. I do get irritated a lot because people are annoying and there are a lot of stuff I have to do I don't want to do (going to school or doing my homework). I could have used those times to do something I want to do but instead I'm wasting the time to do stuff I don't like. And I think this is irritating me.

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  11. I would say sometimes I do feel easily irritable and negative, but not often or frequently. To deal with this, I usually just relax and try to calm myself down, or I listen to music. I do agree that this happens because we are teenagers and we have so much to think about, especially with the huge amount of stress school puts on us constantly. I think teens should know that this doesn't last forever so that they don't go into depression, or eventually become suicidal because this is just part of growing up. Also, letting teens know they are not the only ones going through this would help too.

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  12. I wouldn't say that I'm more irritable I would say that the stress that comes from school can cause me to sometimes become overwhelmed and then I might not be in my best mood, but overall I feel like I'm still a happy person and I don't let too many things bother me. Some of the ways I deal with irritability is by either listening to music or watching sports because it calms me down and makes me forget about what is making me either stressed or mad.

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