Burn-out: when work is exhausting

OUR HEALTH ADVICE – Loss of meaning, overwork, conflicts… Work can make you sick. It is essential to act on time.

Burnout is a buzzword, but the description of this burnout syndrome dates from the mid-1970s. In 1974, an American psychologist and psychotherapist remarked that in free clinics which are aimed in particular at patients on the fringes of society, the newly arrived caregivers initially show themselves to be very invested in their work, before exhausting themselves and falling into disillusionment. He gives this phenomenon the name of burn-out, which suggests the image of workers who burn themselves out. Now, deplores Alain Bergeret, professor emeritus at the University of Lyon, the term is so popular that it is sometimes used indiscriminately. It is nevertheless to be taken very seriously, explains this specialist in occupational medicine: “This syndrome is not considered a disease in the benchmark classifications. But it can have serious consequences on health, in particular by exposing to the risk of depression. ”

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