Stichting Burnout, de diepere en bewezen waarheid omtrent burn-out

Burn-out ENG

This is a basic page for burnout.

Burn-out is included in the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11) as an occupational phenomenon. It is not classified as a medical condition.

It is described in the chapter: ‘Factors influencing health status or contact with health services’ – which includes reasons for which people contact health services but that are not classed as illnesses or health conditions.

Burn-out is defined in ICD-11 as follows:

“Burn-out is a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions:

  • feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion;

increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and

  • reduced professional efficacy.
  • Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”Underneath pages go in further detail about- causes
    – symptoms
    – tests

In the Netherlands, there is a NVAB (company doctor’s, bedrijfsartsen) LESA (first line) guideline on burnout and tests:HW_12_LESA_LR_richtlijn-burnout-overspanningburnout