One of the main symptoms of burnout is detachment or depersonalization. This symptom is common healthcare fields because workers regularly face ethical and moral dilemmas. However, the reasons for detachment go much deeper. Often, people dealing with burnout feel hopeless in their situation, as if there is no light at the end of a tunnel. This causes cynicism and emotional depersonalization, often manifesting in a lack of interest in others, sarcasm, and deteriorating interpersonal skills.
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