Adult life events

What are adult life events?

Life events that occur during adulthood are defined as particularly significant experiences that result in substantial changes to personal circumstances. These changes may be positive or they may be negative changes and can occur across all aspects of life, including health, education, employment, relationships, bereavement, housing, legal, and financial issues.

What is the evidence for adult life events?

Moderate to high quality evidence suggests no differences in the number of stressful events experienced prior to onset of bipolar disorder compared to unipolar depression or people without a mental illness.

April 2019

Last updated at: 3:21 am, 4th April 2019
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