Burnout: A Guide to Identifying Burnout and Pathways to Recovery is the first complete self-help guide to burnout, based on groundbreaking new research.

Burnout is widespread among high achievers in the workplace, and the problem is becoming more prevalent and profound in its impact. This book contains new evidence-based tools for readers to work out for themselves whether they have burnout and generate a plan for recovery based on their personal situation. Chapters show readers how to recognise their own burnout patterns and how far they may have travelled into burnout territory, and provide research-based management approaches to help them regain their passions and build their resilience.

Offering fascinating new insights into the biology of burnout, and stories from people who have rebounded from it, the book acts as a complete guide for anyone who suspects they may have burnout, for their friends and families, and for health professionals and employers.

chapter |21 pages


part 1|67 pages

What is burnout?

chapter 1|7 pages


Forerunners and variants

chapter 2|8 pages


Its modern history

chapter 3|6 pages

Defining and identifying burnout

chapter 4|10 pages

The Sydney studies

chapter 5|9 pages

What burnout is NOT

chapter 6|15 pages

Burnout versus depression

chapter 7|10 pages

The biology of burnout

part 2|57 pages

Causes of burnout

chapter 8|10 pages

The workers' dilemma

chapter 9|6 pages

The toxic workplace

chapter 10|9 pages

Occupations at high risk

chapter 11|14 pages

Forgotten caregivers

chapter 12|7 pages

Predisposing factors

chapter 13|9 pages


part 3|63 pages

Overcoming burnout and rekindling the flame

chapter 14|3 pages

Resolving burnout

An introduction

chapter 15|8 pages

For managers

chapter 16|13 pages

For workers and caregivers

chapter 17|10 pages


chapter 18|8 pages

Managing perfectionism

chapter 19|13 pages

Pulling it all together