Neurolaw and Burnout

Physical and emotional exhaustion due to work has become an increasingly common situation within companies. Its researchers (e.g. FREUDENBERG,1970) have argued that burnout develops itself as a response to chronic stressors present in work organizations. The expression is used to indicate physical and extreme mental exhaustion, chronicity of a feeling of stress caused by the work environment. The WHO recognized it as an occupational disease, linked to work, in January 2022. Chronic stress is derived from a physiological reaction in response to harmful emotional circumstances caused by work problems. In this context, neuroscience presents itself as a strong research tool for mental disorders in the workplace, as well the neurolaw as a mechanism to reduce obstacles to the typification of the worker's mental illness.