Stress and Burnout: Neurobiology, Contributors, Consequences, and Solutions

Presented by:
Dr. Jamie Smolen, M.D.
Associate Professor
University of Florida, College of Medicine

Faculty Disclosure:

Dr. Smolen has disclosed that he has no relevant financial relationships. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Conflict of interest information for the CME Advisory Committee members can be found on the following website: All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

Release Date: May 2, 2023
Expiration Date:  May 1, 2026

Target Audience: All physicians; LCSW, LMHC, LMFT licensed only in Florida.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of participation in this activity, participants should be able to:

  1. Define and Describe stress and burnout.  
  2. Describe the neurobiology of stress and burnout.
  3. Describe the major causes of stress and burnout.
  4. Describe the signs and symptoms of stress and burnout.
  5. Describe the consequences of stress and burnout.  

Requirements for successful completion: Certificates are awarded upon successful completion (80% proficiency) of the post-test.

Accreditation: The University of Florida College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: The University of Florida College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program has been approved for 1.0 clinical hours of continuing education for clinical social workers, mental health counselors, and marriage & family therapists by Shands at the University of Florida, Patient and Family Resources, BAP-7. CEU credits for LCSW, LMHC, LMFT licensed ONLY IN FLORIDA. Certification of completion provided to all participants regardless of state.

Resource(s) for further study:

  9. Stahl, B and Goldstein, E. A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook. 2010. New Harbinger Publications. ISBN: 9781572248274, 1572248270.

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