‘Burnout is not a medical condition’

The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that “burnout” remains an “occupational phenomenon” that could lead someone to seek care but it is not considered a medical condition. The clarification has come a day after the WHO mistakenly said it had listed burnout in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD) for the first time. According… Continue reading ‘Burnout is not a medical condition’

Burnout a medical condition, says WHO

The World Health Organization has for the first time recognised “burn-out” in its International Classification of Diseases (ICD). The term “burnout” was coined in the 1970s by the American psychologist Herbert Freudenberger. According to the WHO, “burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.” Further, the… Continue reading Burnout a medical condition, says WHO