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The Middle Years
The Middle Years
Author: Bernice L. Neugarten & Nancy Datan
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Clinicians learn considerable awareness of the potential hazards to mental health that arise in midlife. This essay covers the changing boundaries of middle age, perceptions of the life cycle and its changing rhythms, and the subjective experience of middle age. Whether perceived as losses or gains, the life events of middle age may produce new stresses for the individual, but they also bring occasions to demonstrate an enriched sense of self. (49 pp.)

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