The World Health Organization now designates “Work Burnout” as a medical condition.
That may mean a doctor’s note could excuse you from work according to some health professionals.
Therapist Jon Thomas did his doctoral dissertation on burnout and says being spiritual and finding a hobby can help individuals lower their stress levels.
He also says the most immediate way to get help is to call a therapist.
He adds that bosses and companies need to be educated about how to detect work burnout and prevent it. According to Thomas, ignoring those who are mentally drained from overwork will reduce work productivity.
“You can continue to ignore this systematic issue but it’s going to disturb your bottom line,” Thomas concluded.