Teen Anger and Aggression

Sahley, Billie J.
January 2010
MMRC Health Educator Reports;2010, p1
Health Report
The article explores the factors which cause anger and aggressive behavior in some teenagers. Alterations of function in the limbic system of the brain is found to cause changes in emotional responses as rage and impulse control. Teens growing up in a dysfunctional home and those with low levels of the major inhibitory neurotransmitter serotonin demonstrate anger and aggressive behavior. Scientists have found that children can inherit a tendency toward such behavior through aggressive genes.


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