The Burnt Out Society: Why So Many of Us are Unhappy and How We Can Make a Change

Levels of mental ill-health have been rising inexorably for the last few decades. Drawing on evidence from medicine, psychology, sociology and evolutionary biology this book explains why high levels of mental ill-health are an inevitable result of the way we have chosen to live. The Burnt Out Society explains how we could better direct our energy and resources in order to make ourselves happier. More

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About Adam Staten

Dr Adam Staten works as a GP in the NHS in the UK. After graduating from Cambridge University and King's College London School of Medicine he completed a short commission in the Royal Army Medical Corps during which time he served in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. He then left the army to complete GP training in the NHS.

His thoughts on common mental health problems are influenced by his studies in Biological Anthropology whilst at Cambridge University, widespread travel including his time in the Army, and his many thousands of hours spent with patients in his surgery.

He is also the author/editor of GP Wellbeing: Combatting Burnout in General Practice, Combatting Burnout: A Guide for Medical Students and Junior Doctors, and the General Practice text book Practical General Practice.

He now works and lives in Milton Keynes with his wife, children and a beagle called Monty.

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