Teenage Angst: Causes, Getting Help, & 10 Ways to Cope
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “What Is Teenage Angst?”, “What Is “Normal” Teen Angst & What’s a Problem?”, “Signs That It’s More Than Teenage Angst”, and three additional tips to “How to Help Your Angsty Teen”. New material written by Lena Suarez-Angelino and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Lena Suarez-Angelino, LCSW
Reviewer: Lynn Byars, MD, MPH, FACP