Midlife crisis

People often look for a list of signs to validate they are in the midst of a midlife crisis. Generally the experience is a combination of feelings, events and physical changes that indicate a transformation is at hand.

The term “midlife crisis” often conjures up thoughts of a middle-aged man or woman quitting their job or buying an expensive sports car. Mental health experts know it more as a time that we should all be on the lookout for symptoms of depression.

A recent study found that women between the ages 40 and 59 have the highest rate of depression out of any age or gender in the United States.

The final proof often occurs in retrospect after a person accepts they have changed and comes to terms with new life patterns. However, it’s possible to see the signs that forewarn of crisis. Understanding why these symptoms exist can actually help guide the mid life transformation process.