Other Names: Compassion syndrome
Nature: 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.
Incidence: 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).
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 05.04.1999 – 00:00 CEST