Mental Health

World Health Organization classify burnout as a ‘syndrome’

“The new definition calls it a “syndrome” and specifically ties burnout to “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” Despite earlier reports to the contrary, WHO does not classify the problem as a medical condition. It calls burnout an “occupational phenomenon” and includes it in a chapter on “factors influencing health status or contact with health services.” According to WHO, burnout is 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.” Click here to view Business Insider article.