Psychosomatic Medicine

Psychosomatic Medicine and stress-related illnesses

Chief physician Christoph Froehlich
Specialist for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy,
Psychoanalysis, Rehabilitation
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The psychosomatic department of the Dr. Franz Dengler Clinic was founded in 2009. Since 2012, the clinic has been certified. Since November 2013, the recognition is in accordance with § 109 SGB V by the statutory health insurance (GKV).

Against the backdrop of a complex network of physiological, psychological and social processes preventive, rehabilitative and acute treatments are offered in close coordination inpatient and semi-stationary.

Since 2015 the department has an authorization within the meaning of salutogenesis for inpatient - outpatient and ambulatory preventions issued by the German Pension Insurance (DRV).

Quick overview of psychosomatic indications:

• Somatoform disorders and functional physical disorders
• Chronic pain disorders (somatic and psychological factors)
• Functional pain of the musculoskeletal system
• Headache
• Depressive disorders (including adjustment disorders and
fatigue syndromes such as burn-out)
• Sleep disorders (somatic and psychological factors)
• Anxiety and panic disorders and phobias
• Trauma sequelae
• Stress-related disorders / mobbing
• Psycho- and socio-reactive secondary and concomitant
diseases in physical illnesses
• Eating disorders (obesity)
• Tinnitus

Diagnosis:

• On request preliminary to clarify the indications and for information
• Detailed admission interview / initial interview
• Test psychology / psychometrics
• Initial examination with physical status, ECG and laboratory investigations
• Entire spectrum of orthopedic and internal diagnostics (see departments for orthopedics and internal medicine)

Therapy:
Our therapeutic approach is interdisciplinary, integrative and multi-disciplinary in an atmosphere of mutual respect and appreciation in order to identify difficulties, burdens and also resources and to develop joint solutions.
For each patient, we develop a customized treatment plan for example with:

Individual psychotherapy sessions (psychoanalytically oriented, behavioral therapy as well as systemic oriented therapy)

• Traumatherapy in individual settings (psychodynamic imaginative therapy by Luise Reddmann)

Psychodynamic-interactive group therapy

Groups for specific disorders:

• Pain management
• Fear coping
• Depression coping
• Tinnitus retraining and acoustic focusing
• Smoking cessation

Creative therapies:

• Music therapy (individually and in groups)
• Painting and art therapy (individually and in groups)
• Mindfulness and body awareness (in groups)

Sociotherapy

• Social skills training
• Professional problems Group
• Social counseling (. U a socio-legal counseling, job diagnostics, return to work.)

Relaxation training

• Respiratory therapy
• Autogenic training
• Progressive muscle relaxation according to Jacobson
• Qi Gong (individually and in groups), Tuina

Tailored to the physical findings we provide physiotherapy and therapeutic movement therapy such as:
• Training Therapy MTT, Nordic Walking, Aqua Fit
• Ergotherapy
• Physiotherapy (Individually and in groups)
• Baths and massages, mudpack

Drug and psychopharmacological treatment and light therapy

Co-treatment by specialists of the orthopedics and internal medicine departments

Nutritional counseling / teaching kitchen

Psycho-education on the following subjects: Psychosomatic rehabilitation, pain and stress management, tinnitus, depression, anxiety and narcotic drugs

Health lectures about healthy eating, goals of exercise therapy, salutogenesis etc.

We also offer therapy for Russian, Turkish, English and French speaking patients.

Remarks:
Contraindications include dementia diseases, acute addiction, florid psychosis, eating disorders (bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa) as well as endanger to oneself or to others.

The team:
Senior physician Dr. Henning Hager
Specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapy
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Psychologist Dr. Irada Allahverdiyeva
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Psychologist Juliane Chromik
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Psychologist Jennifer Hillebrand
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Physicians Larissa Keller
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Art therapist Christine Krafft
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Social worker (B. A.) Juliane Maag
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Music therapist Friedrich Pazeller
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Monika Schefers, (Diploma in educational science)
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Psychologist Nicola Waller
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