The word “burnout” appeared a short time ago. In 1974, Herbert Freudenberger, the American psychologist, used this word for the first time to denote the disappearance of motivation caused by the failure to achieve the desirable results despite one's devotion. Excessive stress can entail burnout that, in its turn, triggers physical exhaustion (lack of energy and weakened immune system) and emotional exhaustion (tedium and absence of motivation). Actually, college burnout and regular burnout are similar states. The main difference between these states is that regular burnout concerns employees, while college burnout happens among college students. Here are the most common burnout symptoms that students may experience at college.
If you notice you have any of the symptoms, you probably are a victim of college stress and burnout. In this case, you should immediately visit your doctor since college burnout entails many negative consequences.