University Hospital Saarland Homburg

location_on Homburg, Germany
9.8/10 from 28 Votes

Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy (411434)

Alexander von Gontard

Prof. Dr. med.

Alexander von Gontard

Specialized in: pediatric and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy

About the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at University Hospital Saarland Homburg

The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy at the University hospital Saarland offers treatment of the full range of disorders in this field. The diagnosis and treatment of all mental illnesses in children and adolescents under the age of 18, as well as developmental disorders, is one of the areas of specialization of the department. The Chief Physician of the department is Prof. Dr. med. Alexander von Gontard.

The department provides psychoeducation, individual and group psychotherapy, in some cases – drug treatment, as well as kinesiotherapy, ergotherapy, music therapy and speech therapy classes. The typical diseases treated in the department are organic diseases, including symptomatic mental disorders, mental and behavioral disorders caused by psychotropic substances, schizophrenia, schizotypal and delusional disorders, affective disorders, neurotic, stressful and somatoform disorders, etc.

Inpatient treatment is provided in 3 departments: the Department for Adolescents aged from 13 to 18 years, 12 beds, the Department for Children aged 6-12 years, 8 beds, as well as the Department for Children under 5 years of age hospitalized with their parents, 5 beds.

The Day Hospital has 15 beds for children from 4 to 14 years old. There is also the Department of Outpatient Psychiatry, consisting of one general dispensary and four specialized outpatient clinics. The specialized outpatient clinics admit  children with attention deficit disorder, autism, urination and defecation disorders (enuresis, encopresis), as well as infants and preschool children. Approximately 5,000 patients undergo outpatient treatment every year.

The service range of the department includes the following options:


  • Medical examination
  • Psychiatric history taking
  • Method of in-depth biography study
  • Standardized methods of psychodiagnostics
  • Electroencephalography


  • Conversation with the doctor
  • Sports therapies
  • Occupational therapy
  • Concentration kinesitherapy
  • Music therapy
  • Ergotherapy
  • Environmental therapy
  • Psychopharmacotherapy
  • Psychosocial counseling
  • Multimodal integrated psychotherapy
  • Deep psychology focused therapy
  • Behavioral therapy
  • And other therapeutic options

Photo of the doctor: (c) Universitätsklinikum des Saarlandes 

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