Burnout is a condition that develops when you become so entrenched in a work-related or academic pursuit that it consumes every ounce of your energy. A key feature of burnout is the subsequent loss of all interest in that pursuit – you just stop caring. When burnout disorder threatens to undermine your career or causes impairment in functioning, it is time to consider an inpatient treatment program.
The American Psychiatric Association defines burnout as “physical, emotional or mental exhaustion, accompanied by decreased motivation.” While burnout is not classified as a mental health disorder, it is considered a syndrome worthy of attention.
Our society is fueled by human productivity. While being a productive person is a positive quality, there are times when we work so hard that we cross the line and become too exhausted to function, or even care. Burnout disorders encompass behaviors that feature this kind of dysfunctional intensity, and which often lead to exhaustion or collapse.
Ways to Relieve Burnout
If you begin to identify the signs of burnout in your daily life, there are actions that can take some of the pressure off. These might include:
Residential Treatment for Burnout Disorders
When your efforts to avoid or manage burnout are not effective, you might consider inpatient, also called residential, treatment. Inpatient treatment centers provide a more intensive treatment protocol while allowing you to take a break from the stress-inducing environment.
Treatment for burnout disorders include:
If you are experiencing mental, physical, or emotional exhaustion, reach out for help today.
Residential Mental Health Retreats & Treatment Programs
Confidential & Private Mental Health Retreats
In the residential level of care, clients reside in a private setting, offering the comforts of home. The treatment residences are often in private and secluded houses that offer the client increased confidentiality. The treatment programs offer options for a private or semi-private rooms in a tranquil and therapeutic environment.
Alter Behavioral Health is a private and premier Primary Mental Health Treatment Program offering residential treatment and transitional care. The program utilizes a holistic approach with evidence-based and experiential treatment elements. Most private insurance accepted and private pay plans available.