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Table 1 Diagnostic criteria for Exhaustion syndrome, ICD-10 code F43.8A

From: Effect of traditional yoga, mindfulness–based cognitive therapy, and cognitive behavioral therapy, on health related quality of life: a randomized controlled trial on patients on sick leave because of burnout

A Physical and mental symptoms of exhaustion with minimum 2 weeks duration. The symptoms have developed in response to one or more identifiable stressors which have been present for at least 6 months
B Markedly reduced mental energy which is manifested by reduced initiative, lack of endurance, or increase of time needed for recovery after mental efforts
C At least four of the following symptoms have been present most of the day, nearly every day, during the same 2 week period:
  1 Persistent complaints of impaired memory
  2 Markedly reduced capacity to tolerate demands or to work under time pressure
  3 Emotional instability or irritability
  4 Insomnia or hypersomnia
  5 Persistent complaints of physical weakness or fatigue
  6 Physical symptoms such as muscular pain, chest pain, palpitations, gastrointestinal problems, vertigo or increased sensitivity to sounds
D The symptoms cause clinically significant distress or impairment in social, occupational or other important areas of functioning
E The symptoms are not due to the direct physiological effects of a substance (e.g. abuse of a drug, a medication) or a general medical condition (e.g. hypothyroidism, diabetes, infectious disease)
F The stress-related disorder does not meet the criteria for major depressive disorder, dysthymic disorder or generalized anxiety disorder
  1. Translation from Glise et al., [9]