martes, enero 31, 2006
¿Como saber si padeces el síndrome del quemado?
Tomado del siguiente artículo, se reproducen las principales manifestaciones y afecciones del sindrome del quemado o estres crónico. Cualquier semejanza con su realidad...
Signs and Symptoms of Burnout
- Distaste for meat protein due to severely impaired digestion.
- Craving for sweets due to a need for a quick energy source.
- Lowered resistance to disease and/or chronic infections due to an impaired immune response.
- Changes in appetite, often alternating between a ravenous appetite and no appetite at all.
- Symptoms of hypoglycemia and/or diabetes due to decreased or increased lucocorticoid.activity, respectively.
- Low blood pressure. Infrequently, a fast oxidizer will experience high blood pressure.
- Fluctuation in weight, due to excessive protein breakdown and increased fat deposition.
- Inability to adequately cope with daily life stresses.
- Reduced work performance.
- Loss of initiative and a sense of hopelessness.
- Disinterest in sex, due to an excessive fight-or-flight response.
- With worsening burnout, disinterest in all aspects of one's life.
- Mental depression that can lead to despair and suicidal thoughts.
- Fears, phobias, agoraphobia and/or anxiety, due to an excessive fight-or-flight response.
- Disinterest in one's appearance.
- Psychological withdrawal, due to an excessive fight-or-flight response.
- Feeling that one's life is empty and lacks purpose.
- Dwelling on the past (the good ol' days).
- Inability to concentrate or 'spaciness'.
- Attraction to stimulants, leading to a wide variety of addictions.
- In children: hyperactivity, behavioral disorders, attention deficit and failure to thrive syndrome in severe cases.
- In teenagers: delinquency, drugs, alcoholism and suicidal thoughts.