Signs and symptoms of the adverse effects of working beyond the capacity to cope

For individuals, none of these signs is specific, however the occurrence of several at the same time in one individual may raise concern.

  • general deterioration in performance with increase in errors and a reduction in quality
  • difficulty in making decisions and an increased need for advice for simple decisions
  • loss of sense of humour and easy loss of temper
  • deterioration in relationships
  • unusual stubbornness
  • worsening absence levels
  • low mood
  • low energy
  • agitation
  • loss of appetite
  • disturbed sleep pattern
  • panic attacks
  • tremor
Last edited Jan 02, 2018