The “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition” does not classify crisis tiredness as a unique disease. Instead, it is a phenomenon that many people encounter when confronted with a chronic stressor that causes ongoing difficulty in their lives. Economic calamities, environmental disasters, societal unrest, racial discrimination, mass killings, and war can all trigger this response. In such cases, there are typically both immediate and long-term impacts of stress that continue to have an impact even after the initial stressor has been removed.
Symptoms of Crisis Fatigue
Everyone does not suffer crisis fatigue in the same way or to the same extent. The following are some common symptoms of this sort of burnout:
Fatigue, sleeplessness, and physical sickness are all symptoms of physical depletion. Changes in sleep patterns, persistent physical tension, and a loss of appetite can all contribute to fatigue.
Feeling numb or removed from others or even life events might be symptoms of mental detachment. People may feel as if they are passively witnessing the events of someone else’s life rather than actively participating in them.
Apathy can be characterized by a lack of motivation, pessimism, or cynicism. This apathy isn’t only a lack of concern for oneself; people suffering from crisis weariness may have difficulty empathizing with others.
When we are under short-term stress, we may experience physical symptoms. Rapid breathing, racing heartbeat, sweating, shaking, and muscle tension are all common symptoms. People frequently feel various physical indicators of stress, such as bodily aches, high blood pressure, digestive issues, or headaches, as chronic stress continues to wreak havoc.