Teen Anger and Aggression … Neurotransmitter Deficiency

Sahley, Billie J.
January 2005
MMRC Health Educator Reports;2005, Special section p1
Health Report
This article presents information about causes for the display of angry and aggressive behavior by teenagers. It is found that alterations of function in the limbic system can result changes in emotional responses. Teenagers' brain undergoes a numerous changes that impacts physical ability and mental cognition. It is reported that growing up in a dysfunctional home can cause adolescents to demonstrate anger and aggressive behavior. It is also found that children and adolescents with aggressive and disruptive behavior have low levels of the inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin.


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