Occupational burnout

From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history
Jump to: navigation, search

Occupational burnout is thought to result from long-term, unresolvable, job stress. It is characterized by a set of symptoms that includes exhaustion resulting from work's excessive demands as well as physical symptoms such as headaches and sleeplessness, quick to anger, and closed thinking.

In 1974, Herbert Freudenberger became the first researcher to publish in a psychology-related journal a paper that used the term burnout.[1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Freudenberger, Herbert J. (1974). "Staff Burn-Out". Journal of Social Issues. 30 (1): 159–165. doi:10.1111/j.1540-4560.1974.tb00706.x. ISSN 0022-4537. 

The information provided at this site is not intended to diagnose or treat any illness.
From MEpedia, a crowd-sourced encyclopedia of ME and CFS science and history.