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It’s safe to say most of us can get tired of juggling everyday life duties and its nothing that a little nap or vacation may fix. We would often find this common and admirable that you are dedicated to working hard and providing for your loved ones but the World Health Organization doesn’t feel the same about being “burned-out”.

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In fact, according to, A new update to the International Classification of Diseases now lists “burn-out” as an actual medical condition that can be diagnosed. It’s characterized as intense tension and feelings of exhaustion, but there are some important differences between regular old stress and what is now officially termed burn-out.

Mental Health classifications such as anxiety and mood disorders would be common to feeling burned out but the WHO is explaining that it is completely separated.

Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

1) Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion.

2) Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job.

3) Reduced professional efficacy.

It has been made very clear that with the official medical diagnosis of “burn-out” there is no medication to fix this issue but you are recommended to seek professional health. With that comes the assumption you can now have a name for when you just don’t want to go to work or school!


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