'Burn-out' is officially recognized as a chronic condition
'Burn-out' is officially a disease, according to the World Health Organization.

The agency, currently holding the World Health Assembly in Geneva, added the condition to its catalog, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD), on Monday, a year after it was recommended by global health experts.

It will become globally recognized in 2022, giving healthcare providers and insurers precedent to acknowledge, treat and cover symptoms of 'burn-out'.

The WHO describes burn-out as 'chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed,' along with three defining symptoms:

1. feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;
2. increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job; and
3. reduced professional efficacy

'This is the first time,' burn-out has been officially recognized in the ICD, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters, according to the AFP.

Other new conditions added to the list include:

- 'compulsive sexual behavior' as a mental disorder (but not an addiction, as some had suggested);
- video gaming as an addiction

The new list removes Transgenderism as a 'mental disorder'. It is now a 'condition related to sexual health'

Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-7076089/Burn-officially-recognized-disease-World-Health-Organization.html
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Finally..... I finally have an answer for my office going patients. I used to call it Job stress but Burn out is awesome too😄
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Its about time.
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