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As work stress can exact a toll on workers and employers, sufferers should not be ashamed to ask for help, says IMH psychologist.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) classifies burnout as an "occupational phenomenon", not a medical condition. Burnout occurs due to chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed.
It is characterised by feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job, and reduced professional efficacy - all of which Mr Wong experienced.
Burnout among workers can exact an economic toll on employers in terms of medical expenses, lost productivity and employee morale.