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23 Sep 2008

Emotional Exhaustion
Hi,

My brother died about two months ago after an illness of three years duration &  ever since then in addition to the obvious grief reaction I have been exhibiting many symptoms of burnout. What advice do you have for me because it is really impacting on my health &  performance at work.

Thanks.
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Not surprising, sadly. Grief itself is very hard work, and as I know from personal experience, caring for someone with a terminal illness, though a privilege, can be exhausting. Look after your general health ( diet and exercise, etc ) and consider seeing a counsellor for support and to hone your techniques for working through the grief.
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