A few years ago, Business Insider magazine published an article about depression in the startup community. According to the article, 7% of the general population report suffering from depression, while 30% of founders report dealing with its effects. More than 50% of those get to burnout.
While there are no specific studies yet focusing on entrepreneurs, there are countless clinical researches, papers, and stats on the rise of depression and burnout in the general workforce population. The contributing factors to burnout in the general workforce population range from air pollution, poor quality of food, EMFs, screen time, long hours of work, little personal interactions, to general loss of meaning in professional life. Those studies seem to also differentiate between two types of burnout, circumstantial and existential.