What is Caregiver Burnout?

What is caregiver burnout?

Caregivers are often family or friends of somebody who has a debilitating illness, or disability, that require care far beyond the scope of medical resources.

Caregiving can be a rewarding and fulfilling opportunity for the caregiver, and for the person being provided the care.

Caregiving, however, can become a burden. It can become difficult, causing caregivers to get burnt out.

Caregiver burnout is defined as a state of physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion that can lead to a change in attitude and attentiveness for the person being cared for.

If you’re looking for more resources on caregiver burnout, check out our articles listed below.

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Ian Murray, M.Ed., LPC
Ian specializes in working with teens and adults navigate anxiety, depression, ADHD, behavioral concerns and performance in school/work and athletics. Ian also has a passion for helping caregivers of any age. He has worked in community settings, hospitals and private practice helping caregivers find balance and support for themselves. His approach to therapy is person-centered by developing a positive, productive relationship through authenticity, positive regard, and trust. He is a Co-author of the CLIMB parent support group and activities book for The Children’s Treehouse Foundation.


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