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Private clinic for depression

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.

Make a non-binding appointment now with our specialist +49 9741 7540 540.

Depression symptoms

  • Depressed, depressed mood
  • Loss of interest and joy
  • Decreased drive with increased fatigue (often after even small efforts) and activity limitations
  • Decreased concentration and attention
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Decreased self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Social withdrawal
  • Loss of appetite
  • Suicidal thoughts

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.

Causes and backgrounds of depression

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.

 chief physician
Dr. med. Kjell R. Brolund-Spaether chief physician

“Our clinic is a place to feel good and decelerate. Our range of therapies, which include individual therapies and therapies in small groups, provide you with lasting support on the road to recovery. Accompanied by an interdisciplinary team of experts, you can recover with us in the best possible way.”

Holistic treatment concept for depression

At LIMES Schlossklinik Fürstenhof, you will be actively involved in the therapy process from diagnosis to aftercare. We would like to sensitize you to the clinical picture and make it clear to you that depression can be treated well today.

You can see your stay with us as a personal time-out. The distance from everyday life allows you to find peace and draw new strength. Our first-class team of experienced doctors and therapists will draw up a treatment concept tailored to your individual needs, including high-frequency psychotherapy in individual settings, mindfulness training and elements from our innovative sports concept. Together, we will explore the causes of your depression and develop strategies for coping.

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