n. a state of extreme physical, emotional, and mental exhaustion. It is characterized by a decrease in motivation and performance. On the psychological and nervous aspect, it results from performing at such a high level of stress and tension. With prolonged exertion, it eventually takes its toll on both the body and the mind.

BURNOUT: "Stress without let-up leads to a burnout, wherein there already is a sense of negativity building up while performance in many areas of your life are breaking down."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BURNOUT," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/burnout/ (accessed August 15, 2022).


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