- LONDON (Reuters) - If you
fly into a rage at the sight of a traffic jam or get impatient waiting
for e-mails to download, you could be suffering from ``hurry sickness.''
- People living in the fast lane are falling prey to a
21st century epidemic that leaves them feeling constant pressure to find
time to fit everything into their day, according to a report Monday in
Health and Fitness magazine.
- Jacqueline Atkinson, a psychologist at the University
of Glasgow, blamed the sickness on new technology that makes it harder
for people to maintain a sense of control.
- She said sufferers tended to refer to their collective
symptoms as ``hurry sickness'' rather than face up to the social stigma
that they were just stressed.
- ``It is not possible to function every minute of the
day and the idea that we can go on and on is a myth,'' Atkinson said.
- ``Sometimes just stopping and going away for the weekend
is useful but at other times you need a complete break,'' she added.