about this bookdeutsch english
Burnout is omnipresent in society and media today. It is considered as a work-related stress disorder which is characterized by a maintaining state of exhaustion, an emotional blunting and reduced performance. Due to missing diagnostic guidelines the interest in a scientific examination of the topic is rather low. Hence, the ‘phenomenon burnout’ often is dismissed as a diagnosis quite in fashion of our performance-driven working environment. However, the increasing requirement for therapy of work-related exhaustion reactions shows another view. Not least, the high socio-economic consequences of the disease accentuate the need for a better understanding of burnout regarding its aetiology and phenomenology. It is not clear so far, which individual, predisposing factors play a role in a burnout development beside the current working situation.
In her study, the author investigates the burnout syndrome in regard to metacognitive, somatosensory and vegetative parameters within a sample of burnout subjects. First, descriptive aspects about the living and working circumstances are pointed out and psychopathological characteristics of burnout are investigated. A focus is set on the examination of emotion processing, pain perception and stress regulation. Particularly, the author pursues the question if emotional deficits predisposed in early childhood promote a burnout development. Thereby, the influence of traumatic experiences is also considered. A dysfunctional self-regulation as a potential disease model is discussed.
The study design includes a clinical comparison group with typical depression and a healthy control sample beside an experimental sample with burnout as well. The examination should help to concretize external and individual factors of a burnout development and to approach its real clinical significance.
keywordsAlexithymie Burnout Burnout-Syndrom Depression Emotionsverarbeitung Herzratenvariabilität Schmerzwahrnehmung Stress Traumatisierung
Ihr Werk im Verlag Dr. Kovač
Möchten Sie Ihre wissenschaftliche Arbeit publizieren? Erfahren Sie mehr über unsere günstigen Konditionen und unseren Service für Autorinnen und Autoren.