Etiology of parental burnout

Parental burnout is a disorder that occurs when a parent is exposed to excessive parental stress without having sufficient resources to compensate for its effect. Parental burnout can thus affect any parent who accumulates more risks than resources for too long. 

We have developed and validated a tool to assess risk and protective factors for parental burnout. The administration of this test makes it possible to target for each patient the specific factors on which it is most effective to focus the treatment. It also allows the patient to realize why he or she has reached this state of exhaustion in his or her parenting role.