This questionnaire designed by Dr. Freudenberger will help you determine if you have symptoms of a syndrome popularly known as "burnout." Burnout refers specifically to a type of adrenal fatigue brought about by lifestyle factors such as working too hard or juggling too many activities. After you have taken this test, it might be interesting to compare your score with your scores on the Adrenal Fatigue Questionnaire on page 61 in the book Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome by Dr. James L. Wilson.
Give each question a value ranging from 0-5 with "0" representing not being true for you and "5" describing you very well.
Adapted from "Symptoms of Burnout" (Freudenberger, H. Burnout. P18; Bantum, NY, NY; 1981). Copywright- 1999 Dr. James L. Wilson
Your Score for the Test is: 0
The interpretation is as follows:
|0-25||You are doing fine.|
|26-35||Your stress is starting to show.|
|36-50||You are a candidate for burnout.|
|51-65||You are burning out.|
|over 65||You are in a dangerous place.|
If you scored above 35 you need to immediately change your lifestyle to incorporate regenerative activities. Stress comes at a price; it accelerates aging because it overtaxes your whole body. It is very important that you do something now to help yourself. Burnout is only one part of Adrenal Fatigue. If you don't already have a copy of Adrenal Fatigue: The 21st Century Stress Syndrome, get one and use it along with the contents of this website to start examining your lifestyle so you can get out of burnout and back to a life you love (pages 97-222 in the book will be of particular help). They may be the most valuable tools you've ever used.