Emotional Exhaustion, Burnout

What Causes Emotional Exhaustion?

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.

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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:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "emotional exhaustion" as a symptom.  For example, adrenal fatigue.

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
hot flashes during period
coffee consumption
tender muscles
adverse reaction to stress
difficulty conceiving children
breast soreness during cycle
history of adult acne
prednisone use
very slow recovery from colds/flu
frequent colds/flus
constant thirst
history of hypothyroidism
... and more than 40 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of emotional exhaustion.

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

In the Emotional Symptoms section of the questionnaire, The Analyst™ will ask the following question about emotional exhaustion, burnout:
Do you become exhausted after emotional upset or prolonged stress, feeling 'drained' or 'burned out'?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Sometimes
→ Yes, it is a frequent/ongoing problem for me
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either occasional emotional exhaustion or frequent emotional exhaustion, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency.
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