Despite the growing treatment possibilities in the outpatient and day patient care setting, inpatient treatment is still a crucial option for the therapy of psychiatric as well as neurological diseases. Only inpatient treatment can provide the intensive diagnostics and therapy required for the more severe psychiatric diseases. Inpatient therapy also offers the advantage that doctors and therapists from different professional groups can work together to respond quickly to the needs of each individual patient. Neurological and psychiatric patients are often additionally suffering from surgical, orthopedic or internal medical problems, which can be treated during the course of their stay in hospital.
Each inpatient treatment must be clearly structured in order to keep the duration to a minimum. Clearly, our goal is to dismiss patients only after complete improvement.
For inpatient treatment, we require the registration to be carried by a registered physician.
For many patients, the assumption that they might suffer from a psychiatric disorder provokes fear, especially considering the historical reputation of “traditional psychiatry”. Times, however, have changed considerably. Modern psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics are open, transparent and cooperative disciplines, providing you with various individual ways to tackle mental illness and supporting your personal development.
In ward 2 of the hospital, patients with the whole spectrum of neurological diseases are diagnosed and treated. Treatment is done by a well-coordinated team of physicians, nursing staff, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.
Wards 3 and 4 are open wards. We admit patients suffering from all forms of mental disorders, i.e., from depression, anxieties, obsessive-compulsive disorders, sleep disorders, etc., for a short time for crisis intervention or by arrangement.
The unit for acute and intensive care is specialized on individual intensive therapy of especially severe psychiatric diseases of adulthood and on treatment of psychiatric emergency cases. The latter include, e.g., acute suicidality and traumas, self-injury crises, acute psychoses and alcohol withdrawal symptoms. We combine drug therapy with individual and group psychotherapy and further non-pharmacological treatment methods, e.g., with occupational therapy and clinical social work.