Burnout is considered critical as a result of “work-related” stress of professionals 1974 described the phenomenon was Burnout for the first time as a problem of people who are working in Mannerunterreprasentierten at the time. Meanwhile, one assumes that one-third of all people standing in the professional life is at risk from burnout. According to a survey of health technicians are of this health problem affected annually 40,000 workers with a total of 10 million sick days per year. Reason enough, just to look. While psychiatrists majority looking at Burnout of the depression as a precursor, not shrink keep Burnout for a depressive disorder, sometimes for a kind thermal depression. In contrast to the officially classified mental disorders, there are no characteristic symptoms or criteria that must be fulfilled for the award of the diagnosis for Burnout. About 150 symptoms have been reported already, but not specific, – which means as much as: they occur also in other health problems.
They referred to the most common Symptoms are exhaustion, fatigue, sleep disorders, the feeling of reduced performance and outbursts emotional exertion, increased irritability, inclination to, decreased flexibility, infections, headaches, gastro-intestinal problems. The differential diagnosis, i.e. the delimitation to other disease, leads the inexperienced so easily sidetracked. Differential diagnoses A. physical diseases anemia, iron deficiency hypothyroidism diabetes adrenal insufficiency congestive heart failure COPD kidney failure disease HIV tuberculosis malignancies, lymphoma, leukemia inflammatory systemic diseases degenerative diseases of central nervous system sleep-apnea syndrome restless leg syndrome drug side effects as mental illness chronic fatigue syndrome insomnia neurasthenia Somatization depression, generalized anxiety disorder post traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse (alcohol, tranquilizers) substantial evidence that the number of complaints to associate a Burnout is, come from the social conditions and the development of the disease. It is said that you only can burn out, if one was inflamed, so engaged and motivated when a work connection can be made.
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