Your Body Knows You’re Burned Out (And what to do)

is a state of chronic stress that can lead to physical and emotional exhaustion, cynicism and detachment, and a reduced sense of accomplishment.

If you’re , irritable, or have trouble concentrating, your body may be trying to tell you something. In this video, we’ll explore how can affect your body and mind, and why it’s important to recognize the signs early on.

Whether you’re experiencing burnout or want to prevent it from happening, this video is for you. Watch now to learn more about how your body knows you’re burned out, and what you can do to feel better.

We also made a video on the signs you’re actually burnt out, not lazy:

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Depression – What is It?

Depression is a mental illness that can cause ongoing feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and irritability. It affects people of all ages and sexes, but women are more likely to be diagnosed with it than men. It is usually treated with medicine or psychotherapy (talk therapy), sometimes both. Some types of psychotherapy may help you learn to change your distorted thoughts and behaviors that lead to depression. Medications help to balance the chemicals in your brain. It can take 4 to 6 weeks for these medicines to have a full effect. It’s important to keep taking them, even if they don’t seem to work at first. If your symptoms don’t improve, talk with your healthcare provider. You may need to switch medicines or add medicine.

It’s not clear what causes depression. But genetic factors and a history of stressful life events, like abuse or poverty, are important risk factors. It also seems that some kinds of depression develop because the brain can’t regulate mood properly.

The signs and symptoms of depression can be very different from person to person. You may feel sad, guilty, or hopeless. Or you may think about hurting yourself or others, have trouble concentrating, or lose interest in your usual activities. Depression can cause aches and pains in your body, such as headaches or tightened chest. It can make you eat less, or overeat. You might have trouble sleeping, or you may sleep more than usual.

Some people have trouble focusing or remembering things, and are easily overwhelmed by their emotions. Other people have thoughts of suicide. Depression can also affect your ability to have close relationships. If you have depression, it’s important to get treatment right away. Getting treatment early can help you recover and prevent it from coming back.

Depression is treatable, and almost everyone who gets treatment responds well. Some people have remission (complete disappearance of symptoms) for several months or longer. Many people who have depression can return to work and enjoy a good quality of life, with treatment.

Talk therapy — or psychotherapy — can be as effective as medication in treating depression. Some types of psychotherapy include cognitive behavioral therapy and interpersonal therapy. Psychotherapy may help you learn to change your faulty thinking and behavior, or it can teach you skills to cope better. You can also do family or group therapy, which can help you deal with problems in your relationships. You can also try self-help techniques to cope with stress and build your support system. Some people find that electroconvulsive therapy is a helpful treatment for severe, life-threatening depression that doesn’t respond to medicine. This treatment involves passing a mild electrical current through your brain to trigger brief seizures. This helps to restore the balance of your brain’s chemicals and relieve symptoms. It is not a cure, but it can give you immediate relief. You will need to continue treatment for months or years to prevent the depression from returning.

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