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In our zeal to offer effective treatments, we sometimes end up misclassifying symptoms as diseases. Pain, for example, is largely a symptom, but efforts to treat it as though it were a disease have contributed to excessive use of opioids. Could we face an analogous problem with burnout, by moving too quickly to treat without first understanding the underlying disorder and its etiologies more thoroughly? This is one reason that getting more rest, eating right, and taking every vacation day are often proposed as effective approaches to burnout. I suspect the real problem often goes much deeper.