This article is fascinating: Why Teenagers Act Crazy. Or, Why Adolescence is a Frightening and Horrific Experience That Haunts Us Into Adulthood.
I've been thinking a lot about the nature of my anxiety lately as I wrestle with the medication issue, and how I really need to get better at the "calm reasoning" at which teenagers (and yours truly, five months from turning 24) apparently suck. My anxiety and depression definitely started in adolescence—around 7th grade or so, just before the anorexia first took off—and has waxed and waned since then before getting unmanageable in college. Pretty sure my brain cut class on the day they taught Calm Reasoning.