Women on the Verge of Burnout
Women on the Verge of BurnoutFacts, Advice and First-Hand Experience from a Psychologist Who Has Been Through ItHedvig Söderlund
When Hedvig Söderlund was promoted to professor of psychology, she went on sick leave due to exhaustion syndrome. She had already achieved national and international success as a researcher into how memory is organised in the brain. Seeing as memory is particularly affected by fatigue, she 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 – and why people have traditionally talked about the pressure on women to ‘have it all’, but not on men.