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How To Tell If You're Dealing With Burnout

Law360, Grand Rapids (December 4, 2017, 2:51 PM EST) -- A general sense of malaise and unhappiness and a lack of motivation can set in when lawyers overextend themselves, are repeatedly bombarded with stressful situations, or fail to create a balance between work and the rest of their lives.

And in some cases, that malaise is a symptom of a syndrome called burnout. The profession of law is uniquely positioned to set its members up for burnout, according to Jeffrey Fortgang, a psychologist and author of "The Full Weight of the Law: How Legal Professional Can Recognize and Rebound from Depression," published earlier this year by the American Bar Association....

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