Mental Health

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.

Mental Health

Lecture by:
Professor Gordon Parker
Professor GordonParker AO is Scientia Professor of Psychiatry, UNSW, was Founder of the BlackDog Institute and its initial Executive Director, Head of the School ofPsychiatry at UNSW and Director of the Division of Psychiatry at Prince of WalesHospital. His positions with the RoyalAustralian & New Zealand College of Psychiatrists include being Editor of itsJournal. Positions with legalorganisations include the NSW Guardianship Board and the NSW AdministrativeAppeals Tribunal. In 2004 he received aCitation Laureate as the Australian Scientist most highly cited in‘Psychiatry/Psychology’. In 2018 he received the prestigious James Cook Medalfrom the Royal Society of New South Wales, and was recipient of the 2020Australian Mental Health Prize. Hisresearch has focussed on the mood disorders. He has published 23 books and over1,000 scientific reports.His first of fiction was publishedin 1966 and his latest novel (“In Two Minds”) in 2017. In the 60’s, he wrotefor The Mavis Bramston Show and OZ Magazine, was an ABC Science broadcaster, abook reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian, and in 2004 hada play (“Personality Games”) produced by La Mama in Melbourne. Hisautobiography “A Piece of My Mind: A Psychiatrist on the Couch” was publishedin 2012. His co-authored book on Burnoutwill be published on July 1 2021
May 2021
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