The serotonin hypothesis in depression – interview with Prof. Stefan Borgwardt

A recent article in The Zeit explores the evidence for the serotonin hypothesis of depression including an interview with Stefan Borgwardt. Specifically, it critically examines the evidence provided by a recent overview article questioning serotonin as a crucial neurotransmitter in the etiology of depression. However, as professor Borgwardt stated, for complex disorders such as depression, claims attributing symptoms to only one neurotransmitter are outdated. Instead, a bio-psycho-social model would serve as a better explanation.

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For further questions from journalists, please contact: University Hospital Schleswig-Holstein, Campus Lübeck, Centre for Integrative Psychiatry ZIP gGmbH, Prof. Stefan Borgwardt, Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Department of Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy, Tel.: 0451 500-98800,

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