Compassion Fatigue/Burnout Symptoms
Lowered concentration, apathy, rigidity, disorientation, minimization, preoccupation
Powerlessness, anxiety, guilt, anger, numbness, fear, helplessness, sadness, depression,
depleted, shock, blunted or enhanced affect. Experiencing troubling dreams. Suddenly
and involuntarily recalling a frightening experience while working with others.
Irritable, withdrawn, moody, poor sleep, nightmares, appetite change, hyper-vigilance,
Questioning life’s meaning, pervasive hopelessness, loss of purpose, questioning of
religious beliefs, loss of faith/skepticism.
Sweating, rapid heartbeat, breathing difficulty, aches and pains, dizziness, impaired
immune system, headaches, difficulty falling or staying asleep.