3 DIAGNOSIS OF BURNOUT

Regarding, diagnosis, the tests mentioned under chapter 2, symptoms, should be used.

IN ADDITION to that:

  1. preferably SCL-90, to make sure that a candidate fullfills burnout criteria, but also criteria of ANOTHER illness, like borderline or major depression, because then - for example in case of depression, the depression should be treated first
  2. -an interview should be conducted, asking about work related situations. It should be the outcome of that interview that:

the candidate indeed has the symptoms the tests suggested

that the CAUSALITY is correct: the situations to which the candidate has become allergic, are indeed work related and interaction related, and not related to a) other illness b) non-work related problems.

For example: stress due to very difficult children, or related to structural financial problems, are close to burnout, but should rater be seen as 'constant anxiety disorder' of 'generalized anxiety disorder'.

Since decades, there is a problem getting burnout being recognized by psychiatrists (physicians) in DSM. Most physcians still reject ALL burnout scientific research 1974. This looks like an error that should be corrected in future.