“A midlife crisis is a transition of identity and self-confidence that can occur in middle-aged individuals, typically 45–64 years old. The phenomenon is described as a psychological crisis brought about by events that highlight a person’s growing age, inevitable mortality, and possibly shortcomings of accomplishments in life. This may produce feelings of depression, remorse, and anxiety, or the desire to achieve youthfulness or make drastic changes to current lifestyle.”
Source: Midlife crisis – https://en.wikipedia.org 05/10/2017
Medical definition of MIDLIFE CRISIS
:a period of emotional turmoil in middle age caused by the realisation that one is no longer young and characterized especially by a strong desire for change.
Source: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midlife%20crisis 05/10/2017
a point in a sequence of events during the middle years of life at which certain trends of earlier and later events
in one’s life are pondered, generally involving an aggregate of personal, career, or sexual dissatisfactions.
Source: Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Death and the Midlife Crisis
In his 1965 article “Death and the Midlife Crisis” for the International Journal of Psychoanalysis, psychologist Elliot Jacques coined the term “midlife crisis,” referring to a time when adults reckon with their own mortality and their remaining years of productive life
Source: https://www.psychologytoday.com/conditions/midlife 05/10/2017