Dr. Alexander Spauschus
Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
In our hospital for mental health and psychotherapy in Hamburg, you can find experts who treat practically the entire spectrum of psychosomatic illnesses according to current scientific knowledge. They will develop a treatment plan for you that is tailor-made, taking into account your physical and mental condition. The hospital stands out with its particular expertise in treating depression, eating disorders (e.g. anorexia or bulimia), anxiety disorders as well as treating patients with life crises (e.g. illnesses resulting from burnout). Even if you suffer from a physical condition without an identifiable organic cause (e.g. pain) or you primarily have physical problems with an accompanying psychological condition, we will provide individual and specialised help. We can treat patients from the age of 18.
Serious illnesses, the loss of a loved one, stress at work, unemployment or high demands can burden you. Psychological illnesses such as depression, anxiety, eating disorders and others can be the result. Our specialised teams treat all psychological illnesses - from acute life crises and chronic depression as well as personality disorders to addiction. They use a wide range of different treatment methods for this.
Thanks to our sustainable approach and our network of external experts that has existed for many years, we get very good treatment results and will equip you with practical skills and resources which significantly lower your risk of relapse.
Depending on the type, severity and progression of your illness, depending on age and your personal life situation, we complement the general treatment programme consisting of behavioural therapy and depth therapy with additional components, adapting it to your current personal situation.
Do you feel depressed, burnt out and exhausted? Do you need professional help? In our Psychosomatic Hospital in Hamburg, we specialise in the treatment of depression and other illnesses resulting from burnout. Your tailor-made treatment concept takes into account the physical and psychological aspects of your illness at the same time. Using depth psychology, behavioural therapy and systemic concepts, we can examine depression and its causes from all angles. This means we keep finding new approaches and methods in therapy to be able to help you cope with your illness to the best possible extent.
Do all your thoughts revolve around eating or not eating, do they dominate your day, your whole life? Are you unable to find your own way out of this vicious cycle that is your eating disorder? Our hospital in Hamburg offers specialised help. This dedicated ward is specially set up for young adults and we can treat you if you suffer from anorexia or bulimia. Most of our patients are between the ages of 18 and 35. Different treatment approaches are available that have been proven to be effective and can complement each other. In our training kitchen, you can learn how to healthily deal with food again.
Does anxiety increasingly dominate your everyday life? Do you avoid certain activities or do you suffer from consequences in your private or professional life because you are afraid? Fear as a symptom can be a part or the only characteristic of a psychological illness. At the Hospital for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, we specialise in the treatment of anxiety.
Taking into account your personal medical history, we will develop your individual treatment plan with your input at the beginning of your stay, in a combination of individual and group therapy sessions. This plan mainly consists of behavioural therapy elements. The goal of this treatment is a significant reduction in symptoms, even freedom from problems, and therefore an improvement in your quality of life. Our success with this is constantly being confirmed by patients as part of quality measurements.
Panic disorder with or without agoraphobia (the fear of public spaces or certain locations)
Social anxiety (often as part of depression)
Body-image related anxiety (hypochondria)
As an alternative to full-time inpatient treatment, you have the option of receiving part-time inpatient treatment in our Mental Health Day Clinic - either because you do not require full-time inpatient treatment or because you would like to carry out part-time inpatient treatment in addition to inpatient pre-treatment.