- clinical psychiatric therapy
- combination therapy
Therapy psychiatry and psychotherapy
Clinical psychiatric therapy
The clinical psychiatric therapy is an outpatient therapy that consists of conversations and psychopharmacological medication based on state-of-the-art international guidelines of the APA/American Psychiatric Association. It includes a serum level test and a dose adjustment.
There are three kinds of psychotherapy at Beta Klinik:
- individual and group therapy based on depth psychology
- behavioral psychotherapy (being accompanied during exposure training included)
- dialectical behavior therapy according to Linehan (group therapy)
The specific kind of psychotherapy and the duration of this therapy depend on the individual disorder, its grade, the patient´s personality profile and expectations.
Generally, psychotherapy requires one outpatient setting (50 minutes) in case of individual or a double appointment (100 minutes) in case of group therapy. Short-term psychotherapy lasts about 3-4 months, more intensive therapies 1.5-2 years.
Several clinical research studies have proven that a combined psychotherapeutic and pharmacological therapy is most successful, especially in case of affective disorders. This is why patients normally undergo a combined psychotherapeutic and pharmacological therapy that meets their individual needs.