The Burnout Syndrome is a health problem that affects a large number of professionals and is characterized by a prolonged exposure to emotional and interpersonal stressors that occur at work, generating physical and mental exhaustion that results in lack of motivation, chronic fatigue, ineffectiveness and a denial of what is happening.
This condition is the product of the constant stress that is produced by the excess and demands of work, causing negative repercussions in the physical, mental, social and work arenas.
One of the main characteristics of burnout is the change in the behavior of those who suffer from it because the person becomes anhedonic, that is, what was previously joyful and motivating no longer is; this is evidenced by the way the person deals with the situations and people around him or her.
Burnout Syndrome is more prevalent in professionals whose work includes interactions with other people of an intense or lasting nature, such as health personnel (nutritionists, doctors, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, family therapists) administrative and teaching staff.
The central triggering factor is the excessive emotional exhaustion that gradually leads those who experience it to a state of emotional and cognitive distancing in their daily activities, with the consequent inability to adequately respond to the demands of service. In the process of this estrangement, a depersonalization occurs characterized by indifference and cynical attitudes towards responsibilities or towards the people who demand the attention of the sufferer.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are the consequences of Burnout Syndrome?
This syndrome can have the following consequences:
- Increased risk of alcoholism or drug use
- Sleep disorders
- Lowering of defenses: it has a negative effect on the immune system
The consequences extend beyond the person suffering and affect his or her family, friends and partner.
Is stress and burnout the same?
No, stress can be understood as the group of physical, biological and hormonal changes that our body experiences in a demanding situation; it is a response to specific situations. If stress is prolonged at very high levels it can cause physical and psychological affections and be a risk factor for presenting with Burnout Syndrome.
OUR TREATMENT MODEL
CADE offers a multidisciplinary treatment according to the characteristics and needs of the patient that is based on the patient´s diagnosis and an individual intervention plan.
A psychological or psychiatric disorder generally has a genetic or biological origin detonated by difficult and early or current traumatic experiences that lead the individual to become ill. Therefore, the clinical intervention in these disorders necessitates the multidisciplinary work of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nutrition and complementary therapies. The treatment can be outpatient, inpatient or semi-inpatient based.