Burnout – not just a problem for our patients

Norbert Lindner Naturopath, Zeuthen, Germany

Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to present to you today a topic that has now become the subject of much discussion.


Why is burnout such an important topic? Let's take a closer look at a couple of facts.

A survey conducted by Pronova BKK in 2018 revealed the following picture: one in two Germans feel threatened by burnout. 90 % of Germans feel stressed by their work.

61 % of people in Germany complain of typical burnout symptoms such as:

Chronic exhaustion
Back pain
23 percent of them even frequently

59 % sometimes feel an inner tension.

54 % of respondents worry about their work.

53 % report sleeping poorly.

More than 50 % of working people suffer at least occasionally from:

Back pain
Chronic fatigue
Inner tension

Health insurer AOK reported per 1,000 members 13.9 sick days in 2005

120.5 sick days in 2018 due to burnout syndrome.

If this figure is extra...

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