Occupational burnout

Occupational burnout is a psychological state that results from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterised by feelings of emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, or cynicism, and a decreased sense of personal accomplishment.

Burnout is most commonly associated with high-stress jobs such as healthcare, social work, and education, but it can occur in any occupation that involves long hours, a high workload, and limited control over work demands.

Symptoms of burnout can include chronic fatigue, irritability, reduced productivity, decreased motivation, and physical symptoms such as headaches and muscle tension. Left untreated, burnout can lead to more serious mental and physical health problems, including depression, anxiety, and cardiovascular disease.

Preventing burnout involves a multifaceted approach that includes both individual and organisational strategies. Individual strategies may include stress-management techniques such as meditation, exercise, and relaxation. Organisational strategies may include reducing workload, improving job control and support, and creating a positive work environment.

Occupational burnout

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