Twitter user @ P_Walkerr2 shared how to recognize emotional exhaustion. The tweet gained viral popularity and attracted the attention of doctor Rehman Abdulrehman, who, in the comments under the post, listed ways to combat the disease.
Signs of emotional exhaustion @ P_Walkerr2 named increased irritability, unwillingness to do even things that used to bring pleasure, feelings of severe anxiety, panic attacks, and sleep problems. He added that emotionally drained people often lose patience and, as a result, quarrel with colleagues or family.
The upset, the author of the tweet specified, may be signaled by stomach problems and persistent abdominal pain, as well as increased sentimentality. In addition, people suffering from the disease may feel like they constantly want to cry, as well as experience a feeling of emptiness and disconnection from reality.
In the comments to the thread, psychologist and doctor Rehman Abdulrekhman explained some of the symptoms listed by the microblogger. Although emotional exhaustion is not a diagnosable condition, he said, it can lead to a more serious problem - depression.
The doctor stressed that sleep disturbance is directly related to stomach problems. “It seems to us that sleep does not restore us. However, sleep difficulties can affect appetite, libido and even cause pain in the body,”said the psychologist.
To stabilize his condition, Abdulrehman advised to follow a number of rules. First, don't forget about daily physical activity. Secondly, find time to rest. "This is not a waste of time, it allows your physical and psychological self to recover," wrote the specialist. In addition, he recommended not to neglect social contacts, and also not to forget to add variety to the usual rhythm of life. "If you are focused on one thing for a long time, changing the type of activity can be beneficial," - explained the doctor.