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July - September 2019, Volume 15, Issue 3
Letter to the Editor

Trifu S

Neuroendocrine Insights into Burnout Syndrome

Acta Endo (Buc) 2019, 15 (3): 404-405
doi: 10.4183/aeb.2019.404

Debates flow in the medical and psychological field about burnout symptoms: from considering it as a distinct illness, a separate entity or correlated with physiological changes and/or job-related reaction. Seen as a form of depression, the researches are investigating the correlations between various changes in the normal human body functioning, environmental and job lever / implications. The following pages refer to the recent studies of neuroendocrine indicators involved in burnout. It is known that the endocrine system is highly interrelated with the immune and neural systems, the neuro-immuno-endocrine axis is subject to clear biphasic changes in the acute and chronic phases of a critical illness, most likely reflecting a beneficial adaptation.

Keywords: burnout, neuroendocrine system, HPT axis.

Correspondence: Simona Trifu MD, “Carol Davila” University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Neurosciences, 37 Dionisie Lupu Str., Bucharest, 020021, Romania, E-mail: