Burnout – Are you experiencing the warning signs?

Burnout is a term that gets used frequently, but unlike depression, anxiety or other related disorders, it cannot be officially diagnosed. However, the symptoms can be very similar to depression, although it's more likely that burnout is a stage of the stress response.

The link between stress, mood and sleep.

The various links between stress and mood are well documented - but where chronic stress and low mood are present, sleep deprivation is likely to exist as well. The reverse is also true; sleep disturbances are strongly related to increased cortisol levels and the development or exacerbation of mood disorders.