Burnout is a state of emotional, physical and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel over whelmed, emotionally drained and unable to meet constant demands. As the stress continues, you begin to lose interest and motivation that led you to take on a certain role in the first place.
Burnout reduces productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical and resentful. Listen to this lecture by psychiatrist Professor Gordon Parker to hear all about the history of burn out, its key symptoms, who gets it, its causes and prevalence, what happens in the brain and most importantly…how to correct it.