Burnout is a state of emotional, physical, and mental exhaustion that is typically caused by prolonged and excessive stress in the workplace. It is characterized by feelings of cynicism, detachment, and ineffectiveness, as well as a sense of being overwhelmed and unable to meet the demands of one’s job. Burnout can have serious consequences for an individual’s health and well-being, including depression, anxiety, and physical illness. Treatment for burnout may involve addressing the underlying causes of stress and implementing strategies to manage and reduce its effects.