Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy

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Physical symptoms of illness can often be an expression of psychological stress. At the same time, physical illnesses can burden the mind.

In our Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy we treat patients with all illnesses affecting the mind and body. Separate from this, in a different setting, on the same ward, is the treatment of addictive disorders. We work with different multi-modal therapy concepts to support affected patients in dealing with and coping with the condition.

There are three inpatient treatment settings

  •  for adult psychosomatic patients (from 28 years)
  •  for young adult psychosomatic patients (18 to 27 years)
  •  for the co-treatment of somatic patients in the non-psychosomatic areas of the hospital (geriatrics, integrative pain medicine, interdisciplinary addiction medicine, interdisciplinary intensive care medicine, breast, bowel, lung centre, general oncology, palliative medicine, gastroenterology, gynaecology and obstetrics)

and a day-care treatment setting

  •  Mind and Body day hospital

Treatment focus

  • Depression, burnout, states of exhaustion
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Eating disorders: anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder
  • Somatisation disorders, somatoform disorders
  • Anxiety disorders: panic disorders, social phobias, generalised anxiety disorder
  • Personality disorders
  • Pain disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Coping with physical illnesses (e.g. cancer, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, diabetes mellitus)

Range of services

  • Individual and group psychotherapy (schema therapy, VT, TP)
  • Specific trauma groups
  • Specific eating disorder groups
  • Psycho-education on various topics
  • Stabilisation groups
  • Relaxation therapies: muscle relaxation, imaginative relaxation, guided meditation
  • Art therapy: speech therapy, music therapy, painting therapy, therapeutic modelling and sculpture, therapeutic eurythmy
  • Garden and animal-assisted therapy
  • Physiotherapy in groups: Nordic walking, back school, exercise pool
  • Breathing and movement therapy
  • External applications and oil dispersion baths

Your contact for the Mind and Body Department

Ward 15, Building 23 (inpatient)


Svenja Marx

Ward 23.02, Building 23 (day hospital)

Registration for day hospital 

Annett Trost


Nicole Garcia, Nannette Schüler
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