Professional burnout

Other Names:
Compassion syndrome
People, especially professionals engaged in work demanding extensive personal commitment, are vulnerable to a complex syndrome characterized by: extreme fatigue, depression, psychosomatic illnesses, substance abuse, apathy, resignation and defensiveness.
Whilst characteristic of extreme forms of executive stress amongst business executives faced with conditions of rivalry and competition, it appears in a different light in the case of people in the caring professions (health, social services, psychotherapy, relief).
Narrower Problems:
Survivor sickness
Compassion fatigue
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
05.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST