Occupational burnout

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), occupational burnout is a phenomenon resulting from chronic work-related stress, with symptoms characterized by "feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and reduced professional efficacy".[4] While occupational burnout may influence health and can be a reason for people contacting health services, it is not itself classified by the WHO as a medical condition or mental disorder.[4] WHO additionally states that "Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life."[4]

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Occupational burnout
Other namesBurn-out, exhaustion disorder, neurasthenia
A person who is experiencing psychological stress
SpecialtyPsychology Edit this on Wikidata
SymptomsEmotional exhaustion, depersonalization, reduced personal accomplishment,[1][2] fatigue[3]
Differential diagnosisMajor depressive disorder