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identity crisis

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noun
  1. a period or episode of psychological distress, often occurring in adolescence but sometimes in adulthood, when a person seeks a clearer sense of self and an acceptable role in society.
  2. confusion as to goals and priorities: The company is undergoing an identity crisis.
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Origin of identity crisis

First recorded in 1950–55
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identity crisis in Medicine

identity crisis

n.
  1. A psychosocial state or condition of disorientation and role confusion occurring especially in adolescents as a result of conflicting pressures and expectations and often producing acute anxiety.
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