PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Your doctor can now diagnose you with burnout, CNN reports.
Burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization.
There are 3 symptoms:
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
Before making the call, the document says doctors should first rule out adjustment disorder as well as anxiety and mood disorders. And the diagnosis is limited to work environments, and shouldn’t be applied to other life situations.