Burn Out is a officially listed as a ‘Syndrome’

You may soon be compensated for "Burn out"

Updated 12:24 p.m.

The World Health Organization just officially classified work BURN OUT as a “syndrome” and ties it to “chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. Despite previous reports, the WHO is not classifying the problem as a ‘disease’ or medical condition. WHO calls burnout an “occupational phenomenon”.

Torsten Voigt, a sociologist at RWTH Aachen University in Germany, who published a review of existing studies on burnout in 2017, says that the new definition give people who suffer burnout more legitimacy.

So what is burn out?

Symptoms include:  Exhaustion, negative or cynical feelings related to your job, mental distance from your job or reduced “professional efficacy” (i.e. you’re no longer doing a good job or getting stuff done as you used to!)