We are experts in the treatment of depression
Depression can feel like a gray veil hangs over your life. Everyday tasks suddenly seem impossible. Often, there is no drive to pursue any of the usual activities. As a result, those affected withdraw more and more. Learn more in our patient information on the topic of depression.
In addition, other symptoms such as sleep and concentration disorders may occur. Everyday life becomes difficult. So difficult, in fact, that those affected often become hopeless, feel helpless and their lives no longer seem worth living. But depression, which is one of the most common mental illnesses, can demonstrably be treated successfully.
At our private clinic, we specialize in the treatment of moderate to severe depression. Through intensive individual therapy and therapy in small groups, we help you individually regain your strength.
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The symptoms and signs of depression are varied and appear very differently from person to person. For example, there are sufferers who feel a deep sadness – others report indifferent emotional numbness. It is common that somatic complaints, such as headaches and back pain or social withdrawal, are not addressed or ignored – and thus not recognized as symptoms of depression. In men, too, depression often manifests itself in different ways than in women.
There is no certain cause that triggers depression. Depression results from the interaction of various factors. In scientific research, various models show how these factors interact so that the onset of a depressive episode occurs. Such factors can be genetic, biological, psychological or social. This means, for example, that inherited predispositions or disorders in the complex system of neurotransmitters in the brain may be involved. An unbalanced diet and prolonged stress, for example, are among such risk factors. Examples of psychological or social factors include negative thinking patterns, lack of social support and critical life events.
If one or more of these aspects coincide in one phase of life, this constellation can trigger depression. One risk factor is considered to be particularly significant: negatively experienced, chronic stress. Researchers assume that for most of those affected, there was an extended period of time during which they were heavily burdened by stress before the onset of depression. The cause of depression therefore lies in the complex interplay of various factors – it is highly individual.