The Max Planck Institute offers medical service for psychiatric and neurological disorders. The hospital and the dayclinic for depression and psychiatry as well as its numerous outpatient clinics on specific topics allow the close change over of ambulatory and outpatient treatment. The hospital, which treats a total of 2000 patients annually, has four wards (4 psychiatric, 1 neurological) with a total of 120 beds; in addition, it can accommodate 34 outpatients.
The main topics for treatment are depression and anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, sleep diseases, dementia, Multiple Sclerosis, Morbus Parkinson, Restless Legs Syndrom and endocrine diseases.
The concept of therapy is set up in close adjustment with the different medical disciplines. It is based on general and endocrine blood analyses, electrophysiological examination (evoke potentials, EEG, EMG, sonographie) and liquor analysis as well as magnetic resonance imaging with MR-angiography and MR-spectrography. Sleep disorders are studied in the sleep laboratory.
Patients with serious depression, schizophrenia and anxiety disorders are treated according to an integrative concept of combined psychopharmacotherapy and cognitive behavioral therapy. The ambulatory patients take part on a fixed daily program which comprise among others occupational therapy with rising complexity as well as exercise (like sport, gymnastic or swimming). On demand neuropsychological training to improve cognitive functions can be offered.
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