Michael Schwartz, MD Quoted in Newsday on Hormones and Teen Behavior

Director of Residency Training, Michael Schwartz, MD was quoted extensively in a Newsday Health article by Randy Dotinga about hormones and teen behavior. While noting that hormonal changes are a normal part of adolescence, Dr. Schwartz listed some of the symptoms of hormone-related problems in teens, including changes in sleep or appetite, severe anxiety, and suicidal thoughts. He warned parents not to attribute changes in mood or behavior to hormones too casually lest they “short-circuit a more genuine exploration of feelings and behaviors” and suggested that families seek professional help if problems are severe.