The World Health Organization has finally declared burnout a real syndrome with medical consequences. The condition, discussed in medical literature since the ’70s, is well known and has affected millions.
Everybody has heard of burnout. Given how high workplace stress levels have risen over the past few years, it would be more shocking to come across somebody who hasn’t. The notion is ingrained into our cultural consciousness and may define a generation.
Despite all of this, it was only this month that the WHO officially recognizedoccupational burnout as a syndrome that could drive people to seek medical care.