Burnout: Symptoms & Strategies

Burnout syndrome is a highly prevalent issue among employees and students with persisting work stress. With recent changes to work routines due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this has become an even more pressing issue as many people are struggling to maintain a healthy work-life balance. This video will help you recognize the signs and prevent or manage burnout syndrome.

This video was created by McMaster University students Nora Fatayerji and Gary Grewal in collaboration with McMaster Demystifying Medical Program.

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This video is intended for educational purposes only. For information about your health, please consult your doctor.

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