Could you be burned out?

Learn how to measure your mental health and well-being

The following resources will help you to assess various aspects of burnout and well-being, including professional fulfillment and quality of life, happiness, engagement and dimensions of distress. Use these tools to get a sense of where you are right now.

Mind Garden

Copenhagen Psychosocial Questionnaire

Academic Psychiatry

Mayo Clinic

Warwick Medical School


British Medical Association

University of Pennsylvania

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Signs & symptoms

Experiencing a work-life conflict is common in burnout. You may also feel a lack of control or satisfaction in work. Physicians experiencing burnout may believe that they are performing a disproportionate share of the workload and feel underappreciated.

Three main components of burnout, as developed by Christina Maslach and colleagues, include:

Emotional exhaustion

  • Feeling overworked, overextended, a sense of having nothing left to give
  • Feeling “used up” at the end of the workday
  • Experiencing an inability to show compassion, leading to significant mental distress


  • Feeling a sense of detachment from patients and other health-care providers
  • Treating patients as objects rather than human beings
  • Becoming more callous toward patients

Reduced sense of accomplishment

  • Feeling incompetent, inefficient, and unable to complete tasks
  • Feeling that your work lacks value
  • Experiencing a sense of futility
  • Lacking purpose or meaning in work