Does it feel like you’re also thinking differently? That’s probably because you are. Here’s what’s going on in your brain during puberty:
- Your thinking changes. It’s called cognitive development, and it means you’re more likely to think like an adult instead of a kid. In other words, you’re maturing.
- You’ll be really emotional. These hormonal changes are no fun for anyone, and is a main reason that teenagers have the reputation that they do. You’ll realize that you might start crying more than normal, or little things are making you really angry.
- Mental illnesses can also occur in puberty. Some mood disorders that can happen are depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, dysthymia and schizophrenia. This is also one of the most common times to develop an eating disorder. But don’t worry — not every gURL gets a disorder during puberty.