Burnout: Signs, Causes, & Ways to Overcome
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Types of Burnout”, “Burnout Vs. Depression”, and “Effects of Untreated Burnout Symptoms”. New material written by Karen E. Carloni, MA, LCPC, NCC and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Karen E. Carloni, MA, LCPC, NCC
Reviewer: Trishanna Sookdeo, MD, MPH, FAAFP