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Hand reaching out from papers The WHO handbook states that burnout should only be regarded in the context of work, and should not be applied to describe experiences in other areas of life. (Image: Shutterstock)

Employers may want to consider reducing unhealthy and unproductive workplace stressors that can lead to employee burnout, now that the World Health Organization has officially deemed it a medical condition.

Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.

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