Ran from the truth driven by shame
Article in Expressen (2017-06-16) about fatigue syndrome. Karin's personal story, and reflections, which have some touchpoints with the theme of this website. Individualism, optimism.
Previously, the condition was sometimes called "fatigue depression". But it becomes clear, in the meeting with the interviewee, that it is not primarily about depression (although some symptoms may remind you of them in case of major depression, and that it would not be strange if you became depressed in the long run). It is possibly a personal, psychological fragility or sensitivity, to some extent, that causes some to suffer but not others. But a lot of it is about society, the zeitgeist:
"There's a kind of norm that you should be so rational that you don't take your work home. But that's not reasonable. I've struggled a lot with it. Today, each individual should be their own business leader, but it does not suit everyone and it is not real if, for example, you are employed by the municipality. It becomes a kind of Emperor's new clothes where all employees take responsibility as if it was their own company but really they have no power at all. We are kind of collectively deceived, says the social worker who thinks that society must start taking the burnout alarm seriously, for real.