Emotional exhaustion can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'. Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.
Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms. In order to diagnose emotional exhaustion, we could:
Do you become exhausted after emotional upset or prolonged stress, feeling 'drained' or 'burned out'?
Possible responses:→ No / don't know
→ Yes, it is a frequent/ongoing problem for me