adj. that which denotes physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. Historically, it also describes patients who become withdrawn and apathetic, slowly deteriorating in condition and losing their sense of reality to chronic schizophrenia.

BURNED OUT: "It is long-term, non-stop stress which leads to the condition of being burned out."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "BURNED OUT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/burned-out/ (accessed January 15, 2021).