What is psychosomatics?
In the case of severe mental pressure, such as chronic stress, blows of fate or as a result of changes in the life situation, physical symptoms sometimes develop which have no organic cause. Such symptoms can manifest themselves as digestive problems, a racing heart or difficulty breathing. Conversely, severe organic illnesses can lead to psychological problems such as depression. This mutual influence of soul (Greek: psyche) and body (Greek: soma) is called psychosomatics.
In order to treat both aspects competently, the optimal therapy rests in the joint hands of experts from psychiatry and internal medicine. These criteria are fully met by the psychosomatic day care unit, which we run together with our colleagues from the Department of Internal Medicine II. Our affiliation with the University Hospital also enables us to treat patients who are primarily physically ill and suffer from mental health problems.
Which problems do we cover?
- Anxiety, obsessive-compulsive and eating disorders
- Diseases with physical symptoms without organic findings
- Adaptation and stress reactions
- Difficulties in coping with organic diseases such as cancer or heart disease
- Pathological overweight with accompanying psychological disorders
The individually tailored therapy concept is based on a combination of depth psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy. In individual and group therapies, we emphasize a so-called resource-oriented perspective that uncovers and strengthens existing abilities.
Further elements of therapy are:
- Stress Management
- Social skills training
- Relaxation techniques
- Art therapy
- Family and couple counselling
- Support with problems in the areas of work, finances, housing
- Arrangement of post-hospital care
Registration and schedule
To register at the day care clinic, you need a medical referral. An appointment for an outpatient preliminary consultation can be made by telephone via the secretary's office.
Telephone: +49 931 201-40300
E-Mail: bernhart_a@ ukw.de
The daily attendance time from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. corresponds to a normal working day. Lunch is a group activity and taken together in the common room. The daily arrival and departure must be organised independently.
Where can you find us?
Please note: Our psychosomatic day care clinic has been relocated.
You will now find us in the historic building D12 of the University Hospital to the right of Josef-Schneider-Straße. The overall site plan of the University Hospital Würzburg will help you to find your way around.
Klinik und Poliklinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Universitätsklinikums | Margarete-Höppel-Platz 1 | 97080 Würzburg | Deutschland