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Workers around the have experienced burnout for . Burnout is mental exhaustion due to too much stress at work. This has now been defined by the WHO as a problem. It says people have burnout if they often lack or feel exhausted; if they feel very about their job; and if they have problems finishing tasks in their job. The WHO says doctors should treat for burnout. However, doctors are among the highest-stress . They get burnout twice as often as workers. The number of people with burnout has been increasing at a worrying rate. More and more workers are getting ill because of high of stress at work.

Burnout was identified as a problem in 1974 by American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. Since , hundreds of studies have tried to explain what it is. Researchers have said it is to anxiety or mood disorders, and can come from . According to the Mayo Clinic website, burnout can cause health problems. These can include insomnia, disease, high blood and type 2 diabetes. The clinic's website gives on how to manage burnout. It suggests talking to your boss to change your ; reaching out to co-workers, family and friends; and trying relaxing like tai chi, meditation, going for a walk in the , and yoga.

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