Helping to understand, treat and avoid psychotrauma

When war refugees, victims of violence or abused children are affected by their horrific experiences to such an extent that they are no longer able to lead normal lives, it is highly likely that they are suffering from psychological trauma. Such psychological injuries often result in post-traumatic stress disorder or other mental disorders.

At Ulm University, psychologists, psychiatrists and molecular biologists conduct research into the causes and effects of psychotrauma. This involves not only biomolecular aspects of psychotraumatic injuries, but also questions concerning the prevention and treatment of psychotrauma.

Psychotraumatology

 Institutes and Departments

Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Department of Psychatry und Psychotherapy II
Department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy III

Funding

BMBF, EU, Ministry of Social Affairs BW, Federal Bureau for Justice of Switzerland

Contact

Prof Jörg M. Fegert | Department of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

Information

Back into Life: Transdisciplinary Trauma Research

Help for traumatised children and adolescents

In this context, one of the key concerns is ensuring the best possible care for psychologically traumatised children and young people. The Competence Centre for Child Protection in Medicine in Baden-Württemberg and the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy play a key role here. The institute's Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic provides help to young people suffering from psychological disorders. A specific Trauma Outpatient Clinic attached to the training centre for behavioural therapy cares for children and adolescents suffering from traumatic experiences.

The best possible care for psychologically traumatised children and young people is ensured in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy.
The best possible care for psychologically traumatised children and young people is ensured in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry/Psychotherapy.

The university outpatient clinic reinforces clinical psychotherapy

By establishing a Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic in 2015, Ulm University now also has a central contact body for adults with psychological disorders. In addition to treating patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and other mental health problems, the outpatient clinic ensures that the close connection to therapeutic practice also strengthens research and teaching in clinical psychotherapy.

Patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and other mental health problems receive treatment in the Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic.
Patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and other mental health problems receive treatment in the Psychotherapeutic Outpatient Clinic.