Executive Burnout: Research Suggests Depression Rate Among CEOs is Double the National Level
We often assume the high pay, stock options and other perks that CEOs enjoy surely compensate for the longs hours, travel, and challenges that naturally come with the position. However, research shows depression rate amongst CEO’s may be double the national average. Others believe this executive burnout to be even as high as 50% who suffer from depression at some point in their lives.
This number may seem alarming but as a CEO or high-achieving executive who might be experiencing depression, anxiety, or substance abuse, this information may reassure you that you are not alone.
Feeling anxious, nervous or filled with butterflies in your gut in anticipation of an event seems very normal. But anxiety that stops you in your tracks, consumes your thoughts and interferes in your daily life is a condition that needs attention before it begins to affect your physical health. Natural, non-drug, treatments are gaining attention and approval. Read this article in Forbes magazine for details.