Hurried Woman Syndrome affects working mothers
The illness is caused by chronic stress, which results from the demands of juggling work with a hectic family life.
Women who try to balance a hectic working schedule with domestic chores often end up having what is called the Hurried Woman Syndrome, according to researchers.
The illness is caused by chronic stress, which results from the demands of juggling work with a hectic family life, such as bringing up children and caring for elderly relatives, reports the Daily Mail.
This causes symptoms such as tiredness, increased appetite, weight gain, trouble sleeping, lack of motivation and feelings of guilt and low self-esteem.
The term Hurried Woman Syndrome was first coined by US researcher Dr Brent Bost, who says it tends to affect women between 25 and 55 who try to do too many things in a short space of time.
Dr Bost says stress leads to an imbalance in the brain of the 'feelgood' chemical serotonin, which leads to fatigue and an increased appetite, setting off the other symptoms.
The only way of reducing HWS is to reduce your pace of life and organise things better.