Pearlman & Associates

655 Craig Road
St. Louis, MO 63141

Monday – Saturday

Burnout: Definition, Causes, Signs, & What Should You Do When Experiencing It?

Defining Burnout ( “Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress. It occurs when you feel overwhelmed, emotionally drained, and unable to meet constant demands.”

What Causes Burnout? ( &

  • Unmanageable workloads
  • Work-life imbalance
  • Unfair treatment at work
  • Lack of social support
  • Confusing work responsibilities
  • Lack of communication or support from managers
  • Immense deadline pressure

Signs of Burnout (Psychology Today):

  • Chronic Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Forgetfulness
  • Increased Illness
  • Loss of Appetite
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Pessimism
  • Isolation
  • Detachment
  • Increased Irritability
  • Lack of Productivity and poor performance

What should you do when experiencing burnout? (

  • Prioritize yourself
  • Seek support
  • Practice mindfulness
  • Do something that is fun and relaxing for you.
  • Sleep! It’s so important mentally and physically.
  • Take a step back… Reassess.

Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates is a St Louis mental health therapy practice in Creve Coeur, Missouri. The practice has a team of mental health therapists who provide therapy and counseling services to kids, teens, adults, couples, and families. Dr. Lena Pearlman & Associates specializes in stress, anxiety, depression, relationships, and other mental health related issues and concerns. The practice can be reached by phone at: 314-942-1147, by email at: or on the web at: The office is located at: 655 Craig Road, Suite 300, St. Louis, MO 63141.