The Physiological Reasons Explaining Why Most Teenagers Can Be So Incredibly Moody

Mitchell Moffit and Gregory Brown of ASAPScience explain via whiteboard animation the physiological reasons why most teenagers are as moody as they often are.

Puberty begins in the hypothalamus where a protein called kisspeptin is produced triggering the pituitary gland to unleash the hormones testosterone, estrogen and progesterone. These activate the ovaries and testes but also cause you to seek emotionally-charged experiences, whether it’s a movie to make you saw or driving 180 km/h down the freeway it causes your response to emotionally loaded images or sounds to be more intense.