The burnt-out generation: They push themselves to the limit at work AND at home

The burnt-out generation: They push themselves to the limit at work AND at home

The burnt-out generation: Desperate to hold it together, they push themselves to the limit at work AND at home until they explode under the strain

2:58 AM on 14th July 2011

Under pressure: This week, a study found that those putting in more than an eight-hour day, five days a week, are six times more likely to suffer burn-out syndrome

Under pressure: This week, a study found that those putting in more than an eight-hour day, five days a week, are six times more likely to suffer burn-out syndrome

Breaking point: Its not just perfectionists and workaholics who tip over the edge (image posed by model)

Breaking point: Its not just perfectionists and workaholics who tip over the edge (image posed by model)

Stressful commute: Doctor Borysenko is worried about the toll on mothers trying to do it all, especially now that a job is no longer a matter of choice for many, but is instead essential to keeping the family finances afloat (posed by model)

Stressful commute: Doctor Borysenko is worried about the toll on mothers trying to do it all, especially now that a job is no longer a matter of choice for many, but is instead essential to keeping the family finances afloat (posed by model)

Crucially, even though the symptoms of burn-out can resemble depression, medication wont cure it. Instead, people need to spot the warning signs and make fundamental changes to their lifestyles

Crucially, even though the symptoms of burn-out can resemble depression, medication wont cure it. Instead, people need to spot the warning signs and make fundamental changes to their lifestyles