A Cup of Coffee with a Psychologist – BURNOUT SYNDROME
07. Nov 2019.

A Cup of Coffee with a Psychologist – BURNOUT SYNDROME

Tuesday, 19/11/2019, 6 p.m., Dorcol Platz

Hemofarm Foundation continues the panel discussion cycle ‘A Cup of Coffee with a Psychologist’ to highlight the importance of maintaining mental health and encourage the public to seek professional help. The first panel of the autumn cycle ‘A Cup of Coffee with a Psychologist’ is dedicated to burnout syndrome.

The World Health Organization has included the burnout syndrome in its handbook ‘International Classification of Diseases’ and healthcare professionals will be able to diagnose it as a medical disorder.

Burnout syndrome is described as a condition caused by chronic stress at work. Some of the main symptoms of burnout are lack of sleep, lack of energy and exhaustion, digestive problems, high blood pressure, lack of concentration, increased mental distance from work, decreased professional efficiency. Symptoms include forced thinking about work outside working hours, reduced need for social contacts, and lack of time for business, but also private obligations. An alarm is also indicated if a person fails to relax even on vacation.

Participants in the panel, scheduled for Tuesday, 19 November at 6 p.m. are assistant professor Dr Milica Vukelic, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade, Olga Svoboda, Head of GI GROUP HR SOLUTIONS, Andrea Brbaklic, Director of FromA Consulting and former Director of Communication Department and HR Department in Erste Bank and Dragan Ilic, psychologist and journalist.

The panel will discuss the burnout syndrome, the symptoms of this syndrome - psychological, physical, behavioral, causes originating from lifestyle, personal attitudes and way of thinking, the environments in which burnout syndrome is common, the difference between stress and burnout syndrome and how to cope with and overcome the resulting condition.

The project partners are the Institute of Psychology at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Belgrade and Art Commune Dorcol Platz.