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You may experience stress at work when your workload becomes too much for you to cope with. A little stress can be a good thing and even helps us achieve our goals and improve our lives; however, excessive stress can negatively impact our physical and mental wellbeing.
Working under excessive and continuous stress can cause burnout.
This is a mental, physical and emotional state of exhaustion which can even leave you struggling to get out of bed in the morning. Because of this, it can negatively impact your home life and social life, even if the source of the stress began at work.
One of the common symptoms of burnout – depression – can be treated with repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS). This is an effective, drug-free, non-invasive and pain-free treatment with minimal side effects and is highly effective.
It is important to spot early symptoms of burnout so that you can avoid a breakdown and seek treatment right away if needed. If you feel that your symptoms are worsening beyond your control, please call us on 020 132 1440 to book a private consultation.
Burnout is a state of both physical and emotional exhaustion, which is caused by long-term stress. Burnout can make you feel emotionally and physically drained, as well as overwhelmed, and unable to meet demands. It can affect your work, relationships and can lead to stroke and depression.
Symptoms of excessive stress include: irritability, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, nervous habits such as fidgeting, and obsessive behaviour. Physical symptoms include: headaches, teeth grinding, muscle spasms, sweating, frequent colds or infections such as cold sores, and stomach pain or nausea. In particularly bad cases, excessive stress and overworking yourself can lead to burnout.
Treatment for burnout involves also treating underlying symptoms. Depression is a common symptom of burnout and if talking therapies or antidepressants have been unsuccessful at treating your depression, a course of rTMS may be recommended.
rTMS, a ground-breaking and highly effective therapy, involves using magnetic pulses to influence a particular area of the brain that regulates mood. LycaHealth Mental Health, in association with The London Psychiatry Centre, is proud to offer this service to patients with symptoms of depression at our Canary Wharf Clinic.
You can be referred by your GP, or you can self refer for treatment here at LycaHealth Mental Health.
At LycaHealth Mental Health your treatment can be paid for through your medical insurance or alternatively, you can self fund your treatment.