On this page, you will find a collection of current German guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of mental illnesses. For both patients and mental health care providers, we wish to enable a quick access to scientifically founded and practice-oriented information and decision aids for specific treatment situations.

The following collection is limited to the guidelines of the two highest classes S2 and S3. A complete collection with S1 guidelines can be found under

For some mental illnesses, there are currently not yet any German S2 or S3 guidelines available. As a supplement, we refer to the guidelines of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in Great Britain, which are in part used as a source for the development of German guidelines due to their scientific quality. Please note: Guidelines from other countries can only be applied to a limited degree due to the different health systems in Germany.

For some medical guidelines, there is also a patient-friendly version, a so-called patient guideline. However, this is not the case for all guidelines. As a supplement, we refer to high-quality and trustworthy health information and to the English-language NICE patient guidelines.

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UKE HamburgSie oder Ihr Kind haben seit Juni 2018 ein erstes Gespräch in einer psychotherapeutischen Praxis geführt (psychotherapeutische Sprechstunde)?

Wir möchten herausfinden, wie gut die psychotherapeutische Versorgung zurzeit funktioniert und in welchen Bereichen noch Verbesserungen erforderlich sind. Die Ergebnisse dieser Studie sind wichtig, um herauszufinden, welche Probleme aus Sicht von Patientinnen und Patienten aktuell bestehen und wie diese künftig behoben werden können.

Um detaillierte Informationen zu bekommen, klicken Sie bitte hier, wenn Sie selbst ein erstes Gespräch bei einer Psychotherapeutin/einem Psychotherapeuten in Anspruch genommen haben oder hier, wenn ihr Kind in einer psychotherapeutischen Sprechstunde war.

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