December 1, 2011
Health Tip: Recognizing Caregiver Burnout
Here are possible warning signs
(HealthDay News) -- Caregiving can be physically and emotionally draining, and it's not uncommon for caregivers to feel burned out.
The womenshealth.gov website says warning signs of caregiver burnout may include:
- Crying often, or becoming anxious, sad or moody.
- Having difficulty getting out of bed, or trouble sleeping.
- Losing interest in things you enjoyed.
- Feeling tired much of the time.
- Difficulty catching your breath, chest pain, headache or stomach pain.
- Eating too much or not enough food, or drinking too much alcohol.