‘Burnout’ and ‘Gaming Disorder’ Deemed Medical Diagnoses by World Health Organization
If you’ve ever suffered from burnout, or know someone who suffers from a gaming disorder, the World Health Organization just deemed them as official medical diagnoses.
Burnout is a result from chronic workplace stress. Doctors can diagnose a patient with the condition if they have three symptoms: exhaustion, mental distance or negativity toward their job and reduced ability to complete tasks.
Burnout can only be diagnosed regarding work and not other life situations.
Doctors can diagnose burnout if a person meets certain symptoms, WHO says
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
3. Reduced professional efficacy https://t.co/zuGRAdIFvk
— CNN (@CNN) May 27, 2019
Along with burnout, a gaming disorder has also been added by the WHO as a medical condition.
World Health Organization makes “gaming disorder” a medical addiction https://t.co/8KOKCWjDMN pic.twitter.com/ajhYLnYCOR
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 28, 2019