(WFRV) — Burn-out has recently been classified as an official medical diagnosis by the World Health Organization (WHO).
WHO says burn-out is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon.
It is not classified as a medical condition, according to WHO.
Workplace burn-out may include some of the following symptoms:
- Feeling of exhaustion
- Increased feelings of negativity to a job
- Reduced efficiency
“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,” says WHO.
The organization says burn-out refers only to phenomena in the workplace and should not be used to describe experiences in other areas of life.
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