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Is it possible to be addicted to entrepreneurship? -- ScienceDaily

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Short answer: YES.

"Our research offers a potential psychological explanation for a potential 'dark side' of entrepreneurship," explained Dr. McKelvie. "Being an entrepreneur takes a psychological and emotional toll on people; it's not always what people think are positive outcome,s such as gaining fame, fortune, or self-fulfillment. The costs of these behavioral addictions are borne by families, communities and economies in the form of social services, health care and public benefits programs."

What's more, findings from clinical psychology suggest that if a person exhibits behavioral addition in one area, it's likely to cause other behavioral and/or substance addictions. The authors caution that although they have some preliminary evidence of such a behavioral addiction, more research is needed to further understand how this phenomenon may apply to all entrepreneurs.

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