Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it

Job burnout is a special type of work-related stress, a state of physical or emotional exhaustion that also involves a sense of reduced accomplishment and loss of personal identity

Symptoms of job burnout and how to effectively deal with it‘Burnout’ isn’t a medical diagnosis. Some experts think that other conditions, such as depression, are behind burnout. Some research suggests that many people who experience symptoms of job burnout don’t believe their jobs are the main cause. Whatever the cause, job burnout can affect your physical and mental health. Consider how to know if you’ve […]

#DoctorsDay: A 6-step plan to help doctors deal with occupational stress

On the occasion of doctor’s day, here are a few factors contributing to a doctor’s stressful life along with an expert plan for stress relief

#DoctorsDay: A 6-step plan to help doctors deal with occupational stressAll over the world, individuals are generally advised to speak to a doctor when stress-related issues feel too challenging, and rightly so. Doctors are trained to understand the causes and effects of stress which enables them to point us to health resources for stress management. While they may be quite adept at managing their own […]

WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as medical condition for the first time ever

The World Health Organisation has for the first time recognised ‘burn-out’ in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD), which is widely used as a benchmark for diagnosis and health insurers

WHO recognises ‘burn-out’ as medical condition for the first time everThe decision, reached during the World Health Assembly in Geneva, which wraps up on Tuesday, could help put to rest decades of debate among experts over how to define burnout, and whether it should be considered a medical condition. In the latest update of its catalogue of diseases and injuries around the world, WHO defines […]

If you are in these professions, then you more prone to depression

While all jobs contain at least a small amount of stress, many professions require workers to endure one or more risk factors associated with depression. Nevertheless, some professions present a higher risk for depression, at least statistically. And some of the most risky professions may surprise you

If you are in these professions, then you more prone to depressionDepression has been linked to a number of environmental factors, including stress, lack of physical activity, exposure to toxins, social isolation and lack of medical and social support. So it should come as no surprise that people in jobs with higher levels of these factors are more at risk for depression. Yet all jobs contain […]

5 ways in which physicians can avoid stress, burnout

With complexity of health care landscape driving more organisations to seek physicians to fill leadership roles, a recent study examines how emotional intelligence can help physicians to cope with new stressors

5 ways in which physicians can avoid stress, burnoutThe complexity of the health care landscape is driving more organizations to seek out physicians to fill leadership roles. But the stressors that come with those administrative roles are very different from those that a practicing physician might experience. A recent study examines how emotional intelligence — how you perceive your emotions — can help […]