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Very Few Have Escaped Pandemic Work Burnout

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Many Americans are experiencing burnout during the pandemic — especially health care workers.

According to a recent survey, nearly 90% of respondents in more than 40 countries feel that their work lives are getting worse during the pandemic.

More than 60% say they are experiencing burnout often or very often. The World Health Organization defines it as “a syndrome associated with chronic stress at work that goes unmanaged.” A psychiatrist explained what causes burnout and how to know if you are experiencing it.

  • Dr. Jessi Gold, psychiatrist and assistant professor at Washington University in St. Louis
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