Multiple reports have come in over the last few years that confirm the fact about entrepreneurs being more susceptible to psychiatric problems than their employees. One of the more well-known of these recent studies was conducted by the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards, simply titled ‘Mental Health in Entrepreneurship‘. Taking a look at the facts revealed by the survey, alongside a few others, will shed more light on the problem at hand here.
A Majority of the 100 Surveyed Entrepreneurs were Found to be Plagued by Psychiatric Issues
As many as 58 of the 100 participants were diagnosed by registered psychiatrists with mental health problems. 55 of the participants even admitted to the effects of entrepreneurship on their own psyche being harmful.
There were, primarily, three top mental health problems noticed and diagnosed by the psychiatrists involved in the survey. They were stress (41%), anxiety (21%) and depression (19%), proving stress to actually be a precursor to the other problems in a majority of the individuals.
Stress Dominates the List of the Most Common Psychiatric Issues Plaguing Entrepreneurs
Stress was found to be the problem in not just this particular test conducted by the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards group, but in multiple other surveys done around the country as well.
A few other prolific ones were conducted by Xero and PR Unlocked, but there have been many others throughout the UK, all pointing to stress as both a problem and a cause for declining mental health in entrepreneurs.