identity disorder

identity disorder
former name for a disorder of adolescence that was defined as severe subjective distress about inability to reconcile aspects of the self into a relatively coherent whole and acceptable sense of self, with uncertainty about many social, academic, career, and moral choices. Lacking in substantiation, the disorder is no longer officially recognized, but similar uncertainty on multiple issues may be labeled as identity problem.

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