Teenagers are more susceptible to irritability, which can be associated with depression and bad mood. As a result, they tend to be isolated, are not communicative and have long periods of sadness.
Psycotherapist Graciela Jimenez explains the differences between irritability, depression and moodiness. She describes that when there is irritability in somebody who is depressed, there is a lot of more snappiness and irritability all the time. “In case of moodiness the person has periods of snappiness, sadness or is excited about things,” she adds.
In teenagers’ cases, normally, they have irritability. However, when they are depressed, it could be more than happiness in their daily life, because these episodes can be happening at home or at school.
The specialist says they’re isolating more, prefer not to talk, be under the computer or be isolated at home.