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New research by British psychologists shows educated twenty and thirtysomethings most likely to be hit by pre-midlife blues.

This article titled “The quarterlife crisis: young, insecure and depressed” was written by Amelia Hill, for guardian.co.uk on Thursday 5th May 2011 15.55 UTC

It is supposed to be the time of opportunity and adventure, before mortgages and marriage have taken their toll. But struggling to cope with anxieties about jobs, unemployment, debt and relationships, many young adults are experiencing a “quarterlife crisis”, according to new research by British psychologists .

Bearing all the hallmarks of the midlife crisis, this phenomenon – characterised by insecurities, disappointments, loneliness and depression – is hitting twenty- and thirtysomethings shortly after they enter the “real world”, with educated professionals most likely to suffer.

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