Burnout vs. Depression

Is it normal to feel this way? Am I burned out or depressed?

You’ve worked so hard for everything you have. So why do you feel so unhappy? Is it burnout or is this what depression feels like? All you know is that you don’t want to feel this way anymore. You need help.

Recognizing that you need help is hard. Asking for help with your mental health is even harsher. We understand how overwhelming it all can be, and we’re for you.

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It can’t be normal to feel this way, right? How do you know if you’re burned out or depressed? Take the quiz to find out what you’re experiencing and if it’s normal.

I find it difficult to think clearly on a regular basis.

I am easily frustrated by people and situations.

I am harsher and less sympathetic with people than perhaps they deserve.

I don’t have a desire to interact with people.

I have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning.

I find it difficult to focus on daily tasks.

I find it difficult to find joy and happiness in life.

I feel exhausted and lethargic.

I don’t have the desire to eat or I eat too much.

I find it difficult to sleep.

I feel guilty, worthless and/or helpless.

I have headaches on a regular basis.

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What is depression?

Depression, or depressive disorder, is considered a mood disorder. It’s often characterized by symptoms that affect day-to-day life. Episodes of depression tend to follow stressful or traumatic situations. Some symptoms of depression include:

  • Extended period of sadness

  • Changes in appetite

  • Feeling indifferent

  • Lack of energy and feeling lethargic

  • High levels of anger, worry and anxiety

What is burnout?

Burnout is typically attributed to overcommitments related to your career, family, caregiving or parenting. In many cases, people feel better once they are removed from the stressor. Burnout is common in occupations such as healthcare and other service-related jobs. Burnout symptoms may include:

  • Brain fog

  • Frequent headaches

  • Difficulty sleeping

  • Apathy and/or reduced productivity

Burnout vs. depression

So, is it burnout or depression and what’s the difference? Only a therapist can formally diagnose your symptoms. However, it’s possible that you’re experiencing both.

Whether you’re experiencing burnout or depression, Halcyon Therapy Group is here to help you navigate your situation with a customized therapy plan.

You’ve worked too hard to be unhappy

You’ve spent your whole life trying to find happiness, and you deserve to find it. When it comes to mental health, we believe there’s no one-size-fits all. At Halcyon Therapy Group, we understand just how important you and your unique situation and perspectives are. That’s why we offer a suite of services tailored specifically to you and your needs. You deserve better, and we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation today and start living the life you’ve always dreamed of.

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