Burnout is now an official medical condition
Burnout is now an official medical diagnosis according to the World Health Organization (WHO). According to the WHO doctors can diagnose someone with burnout if they meet the following symptoms:
Feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion
Increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job
Reduced professional efficiency
The WHO also advise that before diagnosing burnout doctors must rule out adjustment disorder, anxiety and other mood disorders first.