On the Record
"There is no empirical evidence for a midlife crisis. ... Now that doesn't mean that people in the middle of their lives don't sometimes have a hard time. They do. But they aren't more at risk for a crisis in midlife than at other times in their lives."
Laura Carstensen, PhD, founding director of the Stanford Center on Longevity. The Washington Post, April 1
"People who have been really depressed and are thinking about hurting themselves, these folks I think are coming to our attention a little bit earlier. It's been a kind of national awakening."
Keith Anderson, PhD, staff psychologist at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, on how the Virginia Tech shootings have changed campus mental health systems. Associated Press, April 14
"My experiences with these kids is once they are out of the controlled environment they come to enjoy their freedom."
Utah psychologist Larry Beall, PhD, who has worked with women and children who have fled polygamist sects. Time.com, April 13
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