Welcome to the Hospital for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatic Medicine and Neurology - Centre for Mental Health

The tradition-rich hospital of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry is primarily concerned with the diagnosis and treatment of stress-related disorders, the prevalence of which is increasing world-wide. Stress-related disorders are also the main focus of our research. As a non-profit research organization, it is important to us that our patients profit from our scientific findings without unnecessary delay. We take pride in ranking among the world's leading institutions. The basic research of our institute is strongly intertwined with our clinical research and treatment. State-of-the-art research, ranging from genetics and proteomics to metabolomics are combined with clinical analytical imaging techniques and measurements of brain functions. As well as optimizing the current treatment approaches, our acquired knowledge serves to develop novel therapies and drugs for tomorrow’s personalized medicine.

Our treatment focus lies on stress-related disorders, such as affective disorders (depression) and anxiety disorders, sleep disorders, posttraumatic stress disorder and psychoses/schizophrenia, various forms of dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease and hormonal (endocrine) disorders. 

The Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry hospital is situated in Schwabing, between Luitpoldpark and the English Garden. It consists of five in-patient wards with a total of 120 beds and has an additional capacity for 34 day clinic patients, amounting to a total capacity of about 2,000 patients per year. The hospital, the day clinics and the numerous outpatient clinics provide an integrated treatment approach and a fast and seamless transition between outpatient care to day patient or inpatient care and vice versa.

Personalised Medicine means profiting from your individual characteristics and physical condition in order to optimise our treatment and individually adjust it to you.

Our patients are treated according to a well-established integrative concept developed at our institute. It has been scientifically validated and combines psychotherapy with mild drug therapy causing as little side effects as possible.

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