I am more interested in the molecular biological and biochemical aspects of medicine than in anything else related to this field. In my own research, I focused on endocrinology, immunology, microbiology and genetics in context of psychiatric and internistic conditions (severe mental diseases, infectious diseases and cancer).
In my most important paper so far, "Model approach for stress induced steroidal hormone cascade changes in severe mental diseases", my co-authors and I published and defended our idea that severe mental diseases might be related to, if not even caused by, alterations of the human steroidal hormone cascade.
In a systematic literature study, we collected plenty of evidence of characteristic alterations in both patients afflicted with severe mental diseases and in marathon runners experiencing mild (physiological) stress. We found that some alterations appear in both groups, while others appear only in one of the two groups. This resulted in our proposition of a biological model that explains how severe mental diseases might be caused by characteristic changes of the concentrations of particular hormones, including testosterone, estradiol, androstenediol, androstanediol, dehydroepiandrosterone, cortisol, aldosterone, progesterone etc.
We believe that severe mental diseases (as well as infectious diseases and perhaps even cancer) can be treated by converting steroid hormones that are released as stress reactions into other steroid hormones that boost immunity.
* This book contains a reference to a publication of which I was the first author.