How to distinguish depression and burnout.
MedPage Today published an article based on a study published by a physician trio lead by Maria Oquendo, MD, Ph.D., of the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia. The study mentioned that we should be wary not to confuse burnout with clinical depression. External symptoms often overlap and because psychiatric illnesses such as clinical depression are still stigmatized, it's easier for people suffering from these symptoms to accept burnout rather than clinical depression.
The article talked about physicians only, but it's crucial for all of us when we experience burnout like symptoms that we get the right diagnosis. At resilient, we train our algorithms to confuse burnout with depression. It is also common that burnout and depression correlate. For example, someone with burnout will due to the lack of drive, energy, and motivation develop clinical depression.