WHO says burnout is a medical problem
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Workers have had burnout for decades. Burnout is mental exhaustion from too much stress. The WHO called it a medical problem. People with burnout have no energy and feel exhausted. They feel negative about their job. The WHO says doctors should treat patients for burnout. However, doctors get burnout two times more than other workers. The number of people with burnout is increasing very quickly. More workers are getting stressed at work.
A scientist identified burnout in 1974. Researchers said it is similar to anxiety. It can come from depression. Burnout can cause serious health problems, like insomnia, heart disease, high blood pressure and diabetes. There is advice on how to manage burnout. People should talk to their boss, reach out to co-workers, family and friends; and do relaxing activities like tai chi, meditation, going for a walk in the countryside, and yoga.
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