& # 39; Burnout & # 39; is officially recognized as a chronic condition: World Health Organization adds & # 39; unmanaged work stress & # 39; to its list of diseases at the annual summit
- The WHO describes burnout as & # 39; chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed & # 39;
- It was added to the official disease list on Monday, a year after it was recommended
& # 39; Burnout & # 39; is officially a disease, according to the World Health Organization.
The agency, currently holding the World Health Assembly in Geneva, added the condition to its catalog, the International classification of diseases (ICD), on Monday, a year after it was recommended by global health experts.
It is recognized worldwide in 2022, giving health care providers and insurers a precedent to treat the symptoms of & # 39; burnout & # 39; to recognize, treat and treat.
The WHO describes burnout as & # 39; chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed & # 39; together with three defining symptoms:
- feelings of exhaustion or exhaustion of energy;
- increased mental distance from someone's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism with regard to someone's job; and
- reduced professional efficacy
The agency, currently holding the World Health Assembly in Geneva, added a burnout to its catalog, the International Classification of Diseases (ICD) on Monday.
The entry in the ICD notes that & # 39; burnout & # 39; specifically refers to phenomena in the professional context and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life. & # 39;
It is different, the authors say, from other types of adjustment disorders, disorders specifically associated with stress, anxiety or anxiety-related disorders, and mood disorders – all of which have their own classifications.
& # 39; This is the first time, & # 39; Burnout has been officially recognized in the ICD, WHO spokesman Tarik Jasarevic told reporters, according to the AFP.
Other new conditions added to the list include:
- & # 39; compulsive sexual behavior & # 39; as a mental disorder (but not an addiction, as some had suggested);
- video gaming as an addiction
The new list removes:
- transgenderism as a & # 39; mental disorder & # 39 ;. It is now a & # 39; condition related to sexual health & # 39;
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