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In view of the profound problems attached to the construct of burnout, we recommended in our that occupational health specialists focus on (job-related) depression rather than burnout to help workers more effectively. The phenomena of interest (burnout or depression) should not be confused with the perspectives (individual or social) adopted to elucidate those phenomena. Both burnout and depression are best explained through the interaction of social or external conditions with individual or internal dispositions.



Bianchi, R., Schonfeld, I. S., & Laurent, E. (2017). Burnout or depression: Both individual and social issue. The Lancet, 390, 230.



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