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Stress, Burnout and Addictions

Wednesday, 13 March 2013. Posted in Addiction, Anxiety & Stress

Stress, Burnout and Addiction - more common than perhaps you may realise. This is not a minor condition it can really impact both your physical and mental well-being - so it is important to be able to recognise the signs and seek professional treatment for burnout and addictions as soon as possible.

Burnout comes from stress – stress from work pressures, problems with colleagues, family issues, and financial difficulties – in other words, modern day life!

It is a state of mental, physical and emotional exhaustion caused by prolonged and excessive stress. For some, the way to cope with these feelings is to drink or eat too much or take drugs to mask their feelings.

As the stress continues to build and build it becomes increasingly difficult to manage and can lead to burnout. Burnout is when a person cannot function adequately anymore; there is no more physical, emotional or nervous energy left.

Individuals who are perfectionist are perhaps more likely to suffer burnout. They tend to have very high expectations of themselves and of others and they are more likely to be more competitive. They like to be in control and usually less likely to ask for help from other taking responsibility for everything around them.

If you think you may need treatment, call us to arrange a private consultation. 0203 326 9160


Recognizing the signs of Burnout and Addiction

Burnout reduces your productivity and saps your energy, leaving you feeling increasingly helpless, hopeless, cynical, angry and resentful.

Burnout takes away your energy and reduces your productivity – it can leave you feeling hopeless, pessimistic, emotionally exhausted, helpless, angry, tired, resentful and cynical – even getting out of bed requires such effort.

It can also lead to drug, food, and alcohol addictions to either enhance your performance, help you sleep or mask your feelings that you can no longer handle.


Treatment for Stress, Burnout and Addictions

The first step is to recognise you have a problem and seek professional help.

Depending on your situation treatment can be in the form of Psychological Support or Pharmacological support.

At Clinical Partners we have a team of leading Psychiatrists, Psychologists and Psychotherapists who understand the issues of Addictions and burnout and can offer professional care and support. Or read more about our Psychiatrists.


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