Similarly, an entry titled "hazardous gaming" has been included as a "factor influencing health status", which "refers to a pattern of gaming, either online or offline that appreciably increases the risk of harmful physical or mental health consequences to the individual or to others around this individual".
While burnout was listed in the previous version, the ICD-10, its definition has been changed in the latest edition of the text.
It's the first time that professional burnout has been officially categorized as a disease, according to World Health Organization spokesperson Tarik Jasarevic in an AFP report. It also said the diagnosis is restricted to work, and not applicable to other areas of life, CNN reported.More news: Battle begins for top European Union jobs after centrists lose majority in parliament
There are three dimensions of the condition recognised by World Health Organization including feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion, increased mental distance from one's job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one's job, and reduced professional efficacy.
People who have to navigate complex, contradictory and sometimes hostile environments are more vulnerable to burnout.
"People who feel burnout are finally fully recognized as having a severe issue", he says. He says early warning signs could help prevent a disorder.
Burnout was first described in the 70s and it is a widely-recognised mental health problem in modern society.More news: Ghana Music Industry Dislikes Me - Shatta Wale
Put simply, everyone experiences workplace stress and varying levels of exhaustion, but what separates true burn-out from everyday stress is its impact on a person's ability to do their job, or their attitudes towards their daily occupational routine. "But I think by highlighting the specific facets of burnout.my hope is that it might create greater awareness".
"Maybe its talking to your supervisor or boss, trying to find a work life balance", Walker said.More news: AOC takes swing at baseball team for calling her 'enemy of freedom'