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I have problems with using my brain. I often just seem unable to think or have to really try hard. Is this burnout, stress?
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In brief: Depression
"burnout" or "stress" are frequently the way we describe a clinical depression.
Certainly chronic stress will lead to the biochemical depletion that is expressed as depression. Some of the common symptoms of depression are the inability to think or make decisions, increased (or decreased) sleep, feeling bad. Get a professional evaluation, you can not fix the biochemical depletion on your own.

In brief: Depression
"burnout" or "stress" are frequently the way we describe a clinical depression.
Certainly chronic stress will lead to the biochemical depletion that is expressed as depression. Some of the common symptoms of depression are the inability to think or make decisions, increased (or decreased) sleep, feeling bad. Get a professional evaluation, you can not fix the biochemical depletion on your own.
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