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Burnout: temporary fashion or diagnosis?

Within the society the burnout syndrome will often interpretated as a stigma.

Without any binding definition, the term burnout is often managed as a medical diagnosis despite the fact that the burnout syndrome is according to the ICD-10 classification not an own diagnosis.

The burnout syndrome induces directly and indirectly high costs for the community. Different models try to describe the course of the burnout syndrome, but it exists no homogenous cycle of this disease. Patients affected by the burnout syndrome may suffer from depressive or anxious symptoms, from sleep disorders, chronic pain syndromes, fatigue or functional disorders of the gastrointestinal system. This paper reviews all the scientific concepts and the clinical aspects of the burnout syndrome and gives an current overview about the various aspects of prevention, diagnosis and therapy.

CME Prakt Fortbild Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2013; 9(1): 76–82

Burnout syndrome, stigma, high costs, functional disorders, prevention

Adak Pilger
Kliniken im Theodor-Wenzel-Werk, Abteilung
Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie, Berlin
Reviewer: Teresa Haupt, Berlin,
und Sarah Zurmeyer, Berlin

Pilger A. Burn-out ... Gynakol Geburtsmed Gynakol Endokrinol 2013; 9(1): 76–82 publiziert 31.03.13 ©akademos Wissenschaftsverlag 2013 ISSN 1614-8533