‘Burnout’ Is Officially An Actual Medical Condition

Posted at 2:21 PM, May 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-28 14:27:05-04

(CNN) — Is work stressing you out? You may have an actual medical condition.

The World Health Organization (WHO) now recognizes “burnout” in its guide as a legitimate medical diagnosis.

The International Classification of Diseases handbook places it in the section for employment or unemployment-related problems.

According to the book, doctors can diagnose someone with burnout if they have three symptoms — exhaustion, feeling mentally distant and problems getting the job done successfully.