Yuppie Flu

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Yuppie Flu is a derogatory name for chronic fatigue syndrome that implies it is simply a case of burnout. It was used from the 1980s onwards, particularly following publication of an article in Newsweek that referred to it as the "yuppie flu" in print, describing it as "a fashionable form of hypochondria".[1] "Yuppie" is a term that came into use in the early 1980s and referred to "Young and upwardly-Mobile Professionals", who were young, high-earning city dwellers.

The accusation that the disease only affected affluent, middle-class yuppies was disputed in an earlier piece by Hillary Johnson in 1987 in Rolling Stone magazine, referring to "yuppie disease".[2]

There is an Italian music band called Yuppie Flu.[3]

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