Differential diagnostic of the burnout syndrome

Dieter Korczak, Beate Huber & Christine Kister
Introduction There is no consistent definition of burnout. It is neither a defined diagnosis in ICD-10 nor in DSM-IV. Yet it is diagnosed by office-based doctors and clinicians. Mainly due to reimbursement reasons, diagnoses like depression are used instead of burnout diagnoses. Therefore burnout has a very high individual, social and economic impact. Objectives How is burnout diagnosed? Which criteria are relevant? How valid and reliable are the used tools? What kind of disorders in...