The Belgian authorities officially recognized “burnout at work” (from the English – burn out) disease related to employment. According to Brussels, due to this illness for medical care address to 10 thousand people.
“We recognize “burn-out” disease-related work that will allow us to take measures on its prevention at the workplace”, – has declared on air of TV channel VRT , the Minister of health of the Kingdom of Maggie De Block.
Thus, the recognition of “burnout at work” disease will increase to 70% the amount paid to employees of insurance company for doctors visits.
Belgian experts have repeatedly pointed out that the problem is psychological fatigue of the population at work in recent times has become rampant. According to authorities, more than 8,200 people took time off or absence last year because of “burnout at work”, wrote journalists , The Brussels Times.
However, as noted in Brussels, 555 of them were freelancers. Over the past five years, the number of Belgians complaining of this disease, has increased exactly twice. According to the newspaper, which referred to the opinion polls, one out of every ten Belgian “burned at work”.
Belgium is one of the first countries to recognize “burnout” a real psycho-sociological problem of representing a threat to human health. It is worth noting that even in 2014 some Belgian employers have made a “burnout at work” in the number of insurance cases, along with violence or bullying in the workplace.
Informed his scientific work to this issue dedicated to graduate of Harvard University psychologist Joan Borysenko. She came to the conclusion that those employees whose working day lasts more than eight hours (five-day working week) exposed to six times higher risk of “burn out” because of mental and physical exhaustion and stress.
The reason of this phenomenon is often downsizing. The load on remaining staff is increasing, but they are afraid to protest, lest they themselves be summarized under the following reduction. According to Borisenko, especially hard for women: they are more than men, tend to please others and ignore their own needs.
In a state of “burnout” people lose motivation and vitality, hates his life, he said Borisenko. Many women notice this condition only when it is virtually irreversible. Of the 2,000 women surveyed Borisenko, each third taking antidepressants. While 18% did not tell anyone about it, and 10% did not talked about anything their husbands.