Krize středního věku : psychologické a psychiatrické aspekty.

Title in English Mid-life Crisis : Psychological and Psychiatric Aspects


Year of publication 2021
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Česká a slovenská psychiatrie
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Keywords mid-life crisis; prevalence; symptoms; depression; anxiety; well-being
Description A review article introduces mid-life crisis (MLC), a concept that has remained controversial. The origins of the concept related to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer and psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung; however, first systematic description of the problem as well as its name was brought up by the psychoanalyst Elliott Jaques in the mid-sixties of the 20th century. MLC occurs most often between 35 and 55 years of age. The prevalence widely ranges between 10–80 % of the whole population. The authors also describe developmental tasks for the middle age, psychology of the middle age and the concept of well-being. The symptoms of MLC are summarized. In the final part of the article, the authors closely focus on three key studies on the topic of MLC.

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