Sudden Wealth Syndrome


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Sudden Wealth Syndrome

Feelings of depression, guilt, or alienation thought to be caused by earning a great deal of wealth in a short period of time. For example, if one purchases a stock that inexplicably skyrockets and makes one a millionaire overnight, one may begin to feel isolated from family or friends. Sudden wealth syndrome is not generally recognized as an actual disease.
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But Sudden Wealth Syndrome is a well-known condition.
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