Most Britons in their thirties suffer a "quarter-life" angst worrying about where their lives are going. says a new study.
More than half of those born in the 80's claim to have suffered the kind of dilemma associated with later years.
The cause can vary from the career they have chosen, getting on the property ladder or to more personal concerns like getting fat or going bald.
A study by Alpecin Caffeine Shampoo found more adults in their twenties worry about such issues than those in their 40s, the traditional age of uncertainty.
After years of paying off student debts, trying to get on the housing ladder and hoping to find the right career, Britons find they hit a wall of depression on reaching 30.
"Generation Y, the 1980s kids, are becoming quickly disillusioned when faced with the dull reality of work and saddled with debt," the Daily Express quoted stress expert Michael Guttridge as saying.