Burnout is a serious health problem and the cause of career disruption in 15% of women and 9% of men who quit their job. Of all work-related complaints, 37% is attributable to workload and stress. Many workers visit their general practitioner with work-related complaints. Recently, the Dutch College of General Practitioners (NederlandsHuisartsenGenootschap) published a guideline on burnout. While the guideline provides a good framework for managing patients with a burnout, additional attention could be paid to prevention and how to distinguish burnout from depression.

Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde
Erasmus MC: University Medical Center Rotterdam

Hoogendijk, W.J.G, & van der Horst, H.E. (Henriette E.). (2019). Burnout in family practice: comment on the NHG guideline 'Stress and burnout' Burn-out in de huisartsenpraktijk. Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, 163. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/120175