Burnout!My Life as a Female Brain Scientist, Facts and the Path to HealingHedvig Söderlund
When Hedvig Söderlund was promoted to professor of psychology, she was on sick leave due to exhaustion syndrome. She had achieved national and international success as a brain scientist, researching how memory is organised in the brain and came to wonder about her own brain function.
In this book, Hedvig tells her own story, about success and adversity, about her observations from the world of research, and the warning signals that gradually crept in. She explains what happens to a person suffering from burnout and how the brain is affected. Hedvig Söderlund asks why women are so often afflicted, discussing the microagressions that women often experience in society, at work, and at home.