The burnout syndrome: a medical perspective

von Känel, Roland (2008). The burnout syndrome: a medical perspective. Praxis - schweizerische Rundschau für Medizin, 97(9), pp. 477-487. Bern: Huber 10.1024/1661-8157.97.9.477

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The burnout syndrome is a heterogeneous concept mostly understood as a complex of symptoms, primarily exhaustion, in response to prolonged emotional and interpersonal stress at work. The prevalence of burnout is considerably high in Swiss primary care physicians. In spite of its vague definition, burnout is a serious stress disease with many associated medical problems and high economic costs. Previous recommendations for the psychosomatic management of patients with functional somatic syndromes also apply to burnout treatment. These are complemented by more specific interventions targeting job stress related factors. Relapse prevention focuses on early recognition of warning signs and is an ongoing process.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Further Contribution)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Neurology > Centre of Competence for Psychosomatic Medicine

UniBE Contributor:

von Känel, Roland

ISSN:

1661-8157

ISBN:

18557016

Publisher:

Huber

Language:

German

Submitter:

Factscience Import

Date Deposited:

04 Oct 2013 15:06

Last Modified:

20 Feb 2014 16:32

Publisher DOI:

10.1024/1661-8157.97.9.477

PubMed ID:

18557016

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/29004 (FactScience: 132936)

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