Academic Hospital zum Heiligen Geist

Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Department of Psychosomatics

Wolfgang Merkle

Dr. med.

Wolfgang Merkle

Specialized in: psychoanalysis, interdisciplinary multimodal pain therapy, eating disorders, somatoform disorders

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  • Seit 1996    Chefarzt der Klinik für Psychosomatik am Hospital zum Heiligen Geist; Facharzt für Psychotherapeutische Medizin;
  • 1988    Facharzt für Psychiatrie; Oberarzt an der Psychosomatischen Klinik der Städtischen Krankenanstalt Esslingen
  • 1984    Ausbildung zum Psychoanalytiker
  • 1982    Dissertation zum Thema "Die medikamentöse Analgesie bei Patienten mit chronischen Krebsschmerzen"
  • 1974    Studium der Medizin in Ulm
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  • Integrierte Psychosomatische Medizin; Hrsg. Thure von Uexküll
  • Handbuch Chronischer Schmerz; Hrsg. Egle et al.

The range of treatments in the clinic includes all diseases caused by psychological or social factors, such as tinnitus (noise in the ears), dizziness, fainting, psychogenic paralysis or seizures. And also psychosomatic illness with functional disorders, such as:

  • Cardiovascular or gastrointestinal disorders
  • Headaches
  • Respiratory failure
  • Frequent vesical tenesmus
  • Disorder sleep patterns
  • Sexual disorders
  • Anorexia

The doctors pay great attention to the treatment of patients with disorders of personality structure.

In addition there are:

  • Art therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Various relaxation techniques (autogenic training, progressive muscle relaxation)
  • Training in management and overcoming the fear
  • Dietology

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