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The Signs of Burnout at Work and What to Do About It

Posted on October 2019

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A 2015 study by the prestigious Mayo Clinic found that 54% of those working in the pharma and healthcare sector showed at least one symptom of occupational burnout. 

Recognized as a classified illness by the World Health Organization in 2019, burnout is the phenomenon of experiencing a range of physical and emotional symptoms as a result of prolonged stress and pressure from a workplace.   

The competitive pharma sector involves large amounts of pressure around regulation, compliance and uncovering new solutions. This can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, stress and eventually full employee burnout. 

This article covers the three leading symptoms of burnout, the work situations that can lead to chronic stress, and how to manage signs and symptoms if you are experiencing burnout. 

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