Psychiatrists have found the age at which most people determined the meaning of life

Психиатры выяснили, в каком возрасте большинство людей определяется со смыслом жизни

Want to know what the meaning of life? The good news is you probably feel that you know it when you will be about 60 years.According to a new study, published in “The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry” in this age, people often feel that their life is meaningful and that they do not need to look.

The study also found that those people who clearly understand the meaning of your life, have better physical and mental health.

According to lead author of the study, psychiatrist Avis of Aftab at the University of California in San Diego, almost all previous studies focused on a fairly young adults, and information about people over the age of 60 years there was little.

In the new work of Aftab and his colleagues included in the meta-analysis data from the survey of 1042 adults aged 70 years and older. The participants were asked questions relating to the search for the meaning of life, and mental and physical health.

The results showed that adults begin to understand the meaning of his life at the age of about 20 years, and 60 an indication of the confidence in the awareness of the meaning of life reaches its peak. Then it decreases again. Finding the meaning of everything happening mirror. Most active adults are looking for the meaning of life at the age of about 20, to 60 this rate decreases, and then increases again.

According to the authors of the study, wave-like changes associated with a change in way of life. People who are already forty and fifty, as a rule, have an established career and relationships; many of them have families and children. Strong desire to find the meaning of their life is reduced and awareness is increased.

After 60 years, there are quite different trends: retirement, bereavement and growing health problems. The sources that gave the feeling of certainty, begin to disappear, and people generally start looking for others.

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