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Signs of compassion fatigue: Therapist explains

Published on Sep 12, 2023 01:21 PM IST
  • From anxiety and stress to physical symptoms of headache and exhaustion, here are a few signs of compassion fatigue.
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Compassion fatigue refers to the psychological, physical, mental and emotional impact of helping others to the point that we stop prioritising ourselves at all. "After recognizing the signs of compassion fatigue, we might consider how to manage this experience so that we don’t burn out completely. Coping with compassion fatigue means that you begin to create separation between you and your role, in order to protect yourself from the constant absorption of other people's stress and pain," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few signs of compassion fatigue.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Compassion fatigue refers to the psychological, physical, mental and emotional impact of helping others to the point that we stop prioritising ourselves at all. "After recognizing the signs of compassion fatigue, we might consider how to manage this experience so that we don’t burn out completely. Coping with compassion fatigue means that you begin to create separation between you and your role, in order to protect yourself from the constant absorption of other people's stress and pain," wrote Therapist Andrea Evgeniou. Here are a few signs of compassion fatigue.(Unsplash)

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Repeated exposure to secondary trauma and stressors of extreme level can impact us heavily where we start to feel the effect of the trauma on us. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Repeated exposure to secondary trauma and stressors of extreme level can impact us heavily where we start to feel the effect of the trauma on us. (Unsplash)

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Too much compassion for others can lead to difficulty in making decisions or being forgetful. Cognitive issues start to show up. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Too much compassion for others can lead to difficulty in making decisions or being forgetful. Cognitive issues start to show up. (Unsplash)

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Physical symptoms such as headaches, loss of appetite and exhaustion start to show up as signs of the body asking for help. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Physical symptoms such as headaches, loss of appetite and exhaustion start to show up as signs of the body asking for help. (Unsplash)

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The lack of resources to seek help makes things worse and we start to feel that we are alone in this. (Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The lack of resources to seek help makes things worse and we start to feel that we are alone in this. (Unsplash)

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Anxiety, irritability and being distracted are some of the symptoms that start to show up.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Sep 12, 2023 01:21 PM IST

Anxiety, irritability and being distracted are some of the symptoms that start to show up.(Unsplash)

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