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What is burnout?

Predictor of burnout: One of the earliest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort and action without corresponding productivity. In many instances productivity may remain neutral or even decrease. It is important for employees and employers to recognize these early signs of burnout. ...Read more

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What dos burnout look like and how can it. Creep up on you, normally exercise allot but have not had time over last several yrs.

What dos burnout look like and how can it. Creep up on you, normally exercise allot but have not had time over last several yrs.

Hard to say: See your physician and have them check your thyroid. Low thyroid (hypothyroidism) is one of the most common causes of age related 'burnout' or fatigue. Usually it can be corrected with a thyroid supplement. ...Read more

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What is burnout?stress hormone related changes OR weakened adrenals due to long period of stress or something else?

What is burnout?stress hormone related changes OR weakened adrenals due to long period of stress or something else?

Stress: I recommend that you get an appointment to see a Psychologist. If things work out over time that's great. If not the Psychologist will refer you to a relevant doctor. Please let me know what develops. ...Read more

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What is professional burnout?

What is professional burnout?

Signs of burnout: One of the greatest warning signs that burnout is setting in includes increased effort without reciprocal productivity. In many instances productivity may not change and may actually fall. It is Important for employers and employees to recognize these signs. ...Read more

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If I have job burnout, what do I do?

If I have job burnout, what do I do?

Discuss: With your employer if you feel safe doing so - see what options may develop.. If self employed take some time to gather perspective and evaluate how this point was reached. ...Read more

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Is burnout real? Describe please.

Is burnout real? Describe please.

Yes..common and real: Evryone has a breaking point...Some are able to handle stress better than others, but human have limitations...Burnout has many symptoms: irritable, fatigue, insomnia, depression, feeling overwhelmed/depleted/detached/cynical, low self-esteem, making errors, lost sense of humor, not smiling as usual, lower sex drive, short-fuse etc...And many many more... Consult your doc/therapist... Good luck. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have burnout?

Early warning sign : And primary predictor of burnout is increased effort without corresponding productivity and output. In some instances output may remain static or even decrease. ...Read more

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Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

Do certain mental illnesses cause burnout?

It depends: Excessive stress causes burnout. Stress can also be associated with various mental illnesses. So i believe burnout may be related to some mental illnesses, but not necessarily caused by it. It is a bit like the question of which came first the chicken or the egg. ...Read more