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Because (a) burnout overlaps with depression and (b) depression has been associated with altered functioning of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis changes in the activity of the HPT axis can be expected in burnout. Most probably, Guo et al.’s (2017) results are flawed by a severe form of the “healthy worker effect.”


This work was originally published in Psychoneuroendocrinology, available at 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2017.02.007.



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