Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Depersonalization is a core symptom of burnout but is also seen in depression as well in other mental disorders. Depersonalization can consist of a detachment within the self, regarding one's mind or body, or being a detached observer of oneself [1].   People feel they have changed and that the world has become vague, dreamlike, … Continue reading Bits of Psychology – what is depersonalization?

Are you at risk for burnout?

Burnout is a result of a mismatch of the job and the person. Emphasis on and! In this post I’ll discuss factors that increase the risk of burnout in an organization. It is also a reminder for myself, to be weary of these red flags when I’ll go job hunting.   You don’t need to … Continue reading Are you at risk for burnout?

Burnout in the workplace, an individual problem?

In my previous post on burnout I’ve described the core symptoms of a burnout and the difference with depression. Burnout is an emotional response which is huge. You ask yourself who you have become, a concept known as depersonalization. Burnout is a very big problem in society overall, it isn’t preserved for certain professions but … Continue reading Burnout in the workplace, an individual problem?

Mythical Monday – Burnout is just the complaining and whining of an unhappy person.

  Basically burnout is ‘their’ problem. That is how I feel people (me too) can be addressed when talking about burnout. I’ve heard that burnout is reserved for the very passionate. I’ve heard that you won’t get a burnout when you’re not working hard enough. I’ve heard that people with burnout are the ones who … Continue reading Mythical Monday – Burnout is just the complaining and whining of an unhappy person.