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What you need to know about fatigue and burnout

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If you suspect you have burnout after reading this article, please get help.


24 Dec 2019
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What you need to know about fatigue and burnout

Woman rubbing her tired eyes | Image: Shutterstock (Supplied)

Burnout seems to have become a mass phenomenon, and people are starting to talk more about it. Absenteeism rates have increased due to burnout. It is still not clearly defined as an illness and difficult thus to differentiate from depression. In the 1970s, the term burnout was used to describe the consequences of severe stress and high ideals in “helping” professions. Doctors and nurses, for example, who sacrifice themselves for others, would often end up being “burned out” – exhausted, listless, and unable to cope. Nowadays, the term is not only used for these helping professions. It seems it can...

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