Am I Experiencing Burnout?
‘Burnout’ is characterized by feeling emotionally drained, unmotivated, and ineffective as a result of prolonged stress during work. This can impact both performance and psychological well-being. Am I Experiencing Burnout? is an indicative screening questionnaire designed to help clients self-assess whether their experiences might warrant further investigation.
The prevalence of burnout varies considerably by country and by profession: research suggests that around 18% of people struggle with high levels of burnout in some countries, and many more are at risk (Lindblom et al, 2006).
Burnout is usually seen as a work-related problem rather than a mental health condition. The ICD-11 (WHO, 2019) defines burnout as “a syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed. It is characterized by three dimensions: 1) feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; 2) increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and 3) a sense of ineffectiveness and lack of accomplishment. Burn-out refers specifically to phenomena in the occupational context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life.”
Am I Experiencing Burnout? is an indicative screening tool, designed to help clients self-assess whether their experiences might warrant further investigation. It is not intended to give a formal diagnosis or provide a measure of severity.
"Some people who worry a lot have a condition called burnout. Would you like to try a short quiz that could give us an idea of whether this problem troubles you?"
Lindblom, K. M., Linton, S. J., Fedeli, C., & Bryngelsson, I. L. (2006). Burnout in the working population: relations to psychosocial work factors. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 13, 51-59. https:// doi.org/10.1207/s15327558ijbm1301_7.
World Health Organization. (2019). ICD-11: International classification of diseases (11th revision). Retrieved from https://icd.who.int/