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Just what exactly is a mid-life crisis--like that old country song middle aged crazy?
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Dr. Lawrence Smith
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In brief: Upheaval
The concept of the "mid-life crisis" was introduced by elliot jaques in 1965.
It is not a mental disorder and is not recognized in diagnostic manuals. It refers to a turning point when one recognizes that life may be more than half-way over. For some, this recognition leads to emotional or circumstantial upheaval or a major reshuffling of priorities.

In brief: Upheaval
The concept of the "mid-life crisis" was introduced by elliot jaques in 1965.
It is not a mental disorder and is not recognized in diagnostic manuals. It refers to a turning point when one recognizes that life may be more than half-way over. For some, this recognition leads to emotional or circumstantial upheaval or a major reshuffling of priorities.
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