What is it?

Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress.

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Signs & symptoms

Common signs and symptoms of burnout include:
- Feeling tired and drained
- Frequent illnesses, supposedly due to lowered immunity
- Frequent headaches or muscle pain
- Change in appetite or sleep habits
- Sense of failure and self-doubt
- Feeling helpless
- Loss of motivation
- Withdrawing from responsibilities
- Isolating from others


There is no way to accurately diagnose burnout. Your doctor, psychologist or other healthcare provider will ask you about your feelings, habits, job, and social circles.


There are several ways to treat burnout:
- Turn to other people and share your problems
- Reevaluate your priorities
- Make make exercise activities
- Start a health diet

☝️ This is not a substitute for professional medical advice. Please consult with your physician before making any medical decision.

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☝ The content of this answer is based solely on historical posts and comments generated by users on Alike. This tool is not a substitute for professional medical advice, and you should always consult with your physicians before making any changes to your medical care or treatment plan.

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