Burnout is now a medical condition

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Today, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has confirmed that it will recognise the growing issue of corporate burnout as a medical condition, meaning that as of 2020, it will officially be identified in the International Classification of Diseases.

Burnout, which the WHO identifies specifically as a ‘workplace issue’ is officially described as ‘a syndrome conceptualised as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed’, in the WHO’s official definition of the new condition.

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