Sisyphus syndrome

A term referring to the mindset typical of a stress-driven ‘type A’ person (e.g., doctors) who obtains little to no self-recognition or gratification from accomplishing the difficult goals he/she places upon himself/herself
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Sisyphus 'syndrome'

Psychiatry A mindset typical of a stress-driven type 'A' person, who obtains no gratification from accomplishing the difficult goals he or she places upon himself or herself. See 'Anal-retentive. ', 'Toxic core', Type A personality.
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