Academic Hospital St. Elisabethen Lörrach
Department of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (371108)
Specialized in: pediatric psychiatry, psychotherapy
About the department
The Department of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Academic Hospital St. Elisabethen offers the full range of services in these medical fields. It treats children between 5 and 18 years of age. The department has at its disposal 20 beds for inpatient treatment and 12 beds in the day clinic of the department. The department is headed by Dr. Clemens Keutler.
An experienced medical team consisting of doctors, psychologists, ergotherapists, specialists in the field of music, motor, occupational therapy, educators, social workers and specially trained nursing staff takes care of the health of young patients.
The therapy is prescribed individually with due consideration of the specific child’s clinical condition. In clinical practice, only extremely effective therapies are used, which have been tested by multiple trials and received international recognition. In addition, highly structured daily life, healthy eating, well-planned leisure activities, the responsibility for which lies on the nursing staff, are important elements of the treatment.
The department offers unique methods of music therapy, occupational therapy (for example, a workshop for wood carving, a workshop for repairing bicycles) and various medical and pedagogical methods.
Social counseling of all family members on any issues of interest plays an important role as well.
Some mental disorders require long-term treatment, so there is a special school at the department, where children study in small groups. This helps young patients not to waste time, but master the school curriculum.
The department's range of services covers the diagnostics and treatment of the following mental disorders in children and adolescents:
- Obsessive syndrome (Obsessive-compulsive disorder)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
- Eating disorders
- Sleep disorders
- Psychosis (schizophrenia)
- Somatization disorder
- Impulse control disorder
- Attention disorders
- Social behavior disorders
- Self-destructive behavior (autoaggression)
- Adjustment disorder
- Addiction to narcotic substances
- And other mental disorders
Department of Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychotherapy.
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