Existential Crisis: Signs, Causes & How to Overcome
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Originally Published: March 17, 2021
Original Author: Dian Grier, LCSW
Original Reviewer: Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH, FAAFP
Updated: April 26, 2022
Author: No Change
Reviewer: No Change
Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Are Existential Crises Common?”, “How to Identify When You’re Having an Existential Crisis”, and “How to Help Someone Experiencing an Existential Crisis”. Revised “What Are the Underlying Causes of Existential Crises?” and “10 Ways to Overcome an Existential Crisis”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.