Entrepreneurs were more likely than the general population to have mental health conditions

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Starting a business comes with its own special stress, indeed. In an environment where nine out of ten startup companies will fail, it’s perhaps not surprising that researchers are now looking at a link between entrepreneurs and depression.

CCTV America’s Chris Casquejo has more from Seattle.

Entrepreneurs were more likely than the general population to have mental health conditions

Entrepreneurs were more likely than the general population to have mental health conditions

Starting a business comes with its own special stress, indeed. In an environment where nine out of ten startup companies will fail, it's perhaps not surprising that researchers are now looking at a link between entrepreneurs and depression. CCTV America's Chris Casquejo has more from Seattle.

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New research finding 30 percent of entrepreneurs report suffering from depression in their lifetime. The study was conducted by the University of California and Stanford. That 30 percent is double the percentage reporting depression among non-entrepreneurs.
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