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Clinical core areas and therapeutic spectrum

Mental illness manifests itself in many different ways in perception, thinking, feeling, or behavior. Treatment is required when the degree of mental illness leads to distress for the patient and everyday life can no longer be managed independently.

Therapeutic spectrum

The Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics, and Psychotherapy (PPP) offers help to allpatients over the age of 18. For the individual clinical pictures, we base our therapy and diagnostics on standardized guidelines established by experts and which, at present, promise the best chance of healing and improvement.

Symptoms and causes

The manifestations and symptoms of mental disorders are manifold and have a variety of causes. In some cases, organic changes in the brain cause the symptoms, in other cases an unresolved life experience is the trigger, or the cause is a metabolic disorder. The onset of mental illnesses may be acute or develop gradually.

Interdisciplinary cooperation

Since many mental disorders can have an organic cause or trigger physical reactions, we work closely with colleagues in other departments, such as the Comprehensive Heart Failure Center (CHFC) or the Center for Rare Diseases (ZESE). We take metabolic changes, hormone balance, and physical symptoms seriously and subject them to precise diagnostics. Therapy concepts are developed individually and discussed with the patient.

Focus areas

Our wide range of therapies ensures the treatment of all mental illnesses during all phases. The aim is always to reintegrate the patient into everyday life.

Our specialized programs encompass the treatment of:

Department Management

Portraitfoto von Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Prof. Dr. med.
Jürgen Deckert

Head of the Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy

+49 931 201-77000


Mediation and information

Phone: +49 931 201 76050
Fax: +49 931 201-77550


Phone: + 49 931 201-77800
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

In-patient care
Phone: +49 931 201-76050
E-Mail: ep_poli@ ukw.de 

Clinic directorate

Prof. Dr. med. Jürgen Deckert

Secretary´s office
Phone: +49 931 201-77010
Fax: : +49 931 201-77020
E-Mail: ps_sekr@ ukw.de 


Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums | Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 | 97080 Würzburg | Deutschland