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Burn out

VerifyMED Dr. Michael Janis: Burn-out doctor in Frankfurt

Burnout is a syndrome that occurs as a result of chronic stress in the workplace that has not been successfully managed. Stress is caused by: an excessive workload, deadline pressure, multiple interruptions, working on several tasks at the same time, constantly performing repetitive activities.

The burnout syndrome was formerly condemned as a “fashionable disease“. For some years now, however, it has once again become a major topic of discussion in our society and the talk of the town. Literally translated, the term burnout means feeling burned out. A feeling with which those affected can identify only too well. In general, anyone can be affected.


People affected by burnout are usually between the ages of 30 and 50 – a dangerous age, because this is when most people have to balance their professional environment with their private lives. Most people know the feeling of pressure to perform at work, or in a family context. Teachers, managers as well as caregivers, retirees and volunteers can quickly reach their breaking point. In this context, the question often arises as to the personal degree of resilience. The often stated work-life balance is usually more theory than practice. How much pressure can you handle yourself? Even resilient individuals are not fundamentally protected from burnout. You are especially at risk when frustrating events accumulate and you run out of positive resources to deal with the negative ones.

Therefore, it is advisable to first rule out possible organic causes that could also be responsible for the symptoms.


Complaints may occur as follows:


  • Personal dissatisfaction
  • Inner restlessness
  • Physical and mental performance reduction
  • Memory and concentration disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Irritability
  • Decreased self-esteem
  • Psychosomatic complaints
  • Exhaustion
  • Back pain
  • Circulation problems
  • Irritations of the gastrointestinal tract
  • Tinnitus
  • Headache
  • Weakened immune system
  • Sexual problems
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