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

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

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