This is a controversial area. Questions like: what is it; what are the symptoms; is it a male menopause; when does it start; is it biological or psychological create much debate.
According to Erikson, a famous psychoanalytic thinker writing back in the 1960's, the key predicament of midlife, leading sometimes to a sense of crisis, involves resolving the life task of generativity vs. stagnation. This means how to continue with meaningful goals over an extended period, and a sense of making a contribution, when you are feeling stale, bored or burnt out.
The most important issue to recognise, however, is that men can suffer in their late 30's 40's and 50's with a range of physical and emotional which are all treatable.
However the Mid Life Crisis manifests itself: an affair; a desire for a younger lifestyle; fatigue; depression, disturbed sleep or insomnia, erectile dysfunction, low self-esteem, moodiness or irritability it is important to seek professional help as there may well be underlying physical causes.
At Clinical Partners we have a team of Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors who are experienced in this area and will be able to offer full support and advice for you.
We also can support you if you feel that you are suffering from related depression or other issues such marriage or couples counselling, support for infidelity or drug and alcohol abuse.
By calling our Admissions Counsellor on 0203 326 9160 you will be able to talk in confidence about your situation and we can recommend a specialist to assist you.