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07 Apr 2006

Burnout
I strongly suspect that I have burnout. Would it be possible to seek help from an endocrinologist? And do I need my GP to refer me?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Well, you only mention your suspected diagnosis, not why you suspect this. IF you have "burnout" as a form of reaction to severe and chronic, usually job-related stress, then a shrink could and would help --- a psychiatrist or psychologist --- but no endocrinologist gets training in how to deal with such conditions, and burnout is not basically an endocrinological problem. I agree with GH here, that a GP may be sufficient. It's wise to have a general physical checkup, and be referred for counselling. CBT counselling would probably be best, identifying what about your job and your reactiosn to t has been productive of these symptoms, and revising both your job and your ways of responding to stress, so as to find the relief you seek.
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