Burn-out in de huisartsenpraktijk

Commentaar op de NHG-standaard ‘Overspanning en burn-out’
Commentaar
08-10-2019
Witte J. Hoogendijk en Henriette E. van der Horst

Burn-out is in. Van alle werknemers die hun loopbaan onderbraken, rapporteert 15% van de vrouwen en 9% van de mannen dat zij dit deden vanwege overspanning of burn-out. De diagnose ‘burn-out’ werd bij 92% van hen bevestigd door een huisarts of bedrijfsarts.1 Van alle ziekteverzuim van het werk is 29% aan burn-out toe te schrijven en het percentage werknemers met burn-outklachten lijkt toe te nemen.2,3

Burnout in family practice: comment on the NHG guideline ‘Stress and burnout’

Burnout is a serious health problem and the cause of career disruption in 15% of women and 9% of men who quit their job. Of all work-related complaints, 37% is attributable to workload and stress. Many workers visit their general practitioner with work-related complaints. Recently, the Dutch College of General Practitioners ( Nederlands Huisartsen Genootschap ) published a guideline on burnout. While the guideline provides a good framework for managing patients with a burnout, additional attention could be paid to prevention and how to distinguish burnout from depression.

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