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Your brain on burnout: Swedish exhaustion syndrome

By January 15, 2022No Comments

THE ARTICLE

 

Linnea Dunne on whether ‘burnout’ can or should be a medical diagnosis, and what happens when you brain goes into a chronic stress state…


We were about six months into the pandemic when I received a care package in the post from a friend in Sweden. I had mentioned to her at some point that I was having moments of worrying about myself and what I had realised might be early signs of burnout, and she – diagnosed with burnout years prior and struggling with it on and off since – put a huge bag of Swedish pick’n’mix sweets and a book called Help, I’m burnt out, in the post.

THE ARTICLE
 

Linnea Dunne on whether 'burnout' can or should be a medical diagnosis, and what happens when you brain goes into a chronic stress state...

We were about six months into the pandemic when I received a care package in the post from a friend in Sweden. I had mentioned to her at some point that I was having moments of worrying about myself and what I had realised might be early signs of burnout, and she – diagnosed with burnout years prior and struggling with it on and off since – put a huge bag . . .

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