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Director: Univ.-Prof. Dr. K. Lieb
Curriculum Vitae english

Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Mainz

Chief medical office: Mrs. I. Herbach

Untere Zahlbacher Str. 8, D-55131 Mainz - Germany

Phone +49 6131 17-7336   Fax +49 6131 229974

Welcome to the website of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Mainz

The Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy is the main mental health institution for the city of Mainz providing basic and specialized mental health services for more than 200.000 people locally as well as throughout the state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the Rhine-Main metropolitan area. Also patients from all over Germany and foreign countries may be treated in specialized treatment programs. Our therapies are based on a multidimensional disease conceptualization and individualized multimodal treatment options with psychotherapy, pharmacology, neurostimulation and psychosocial interventions. Highest standard of care is achieved by the implementation of Evidence Based Medicine (EBM) as well as national and international guidelines into routine treatment. The scientific vision of the Department is hence to advance evidence-based prevention and treatment of mental disorders and to strengthen resilience.

We offer inpatient treatment at one of our psychiatric wards to perform diagnostic procedures and/or start and monitor psychiatric treatment. Aside from crisis intervention for all psychiatric conditions, we provide specialized programs for therapy resistant affective (depressive and bipolar) disorders, borderline personality disorder, impulse control disorders, trauma-related disorders, schizophrenia, addiction disorders, and dementia. If you are interested in receiving specialized inpatient treatment in one of our 7 units, please contact us at

For more information on our general outpatient clinic as well as specialized outpatient clinics in the field of affective disorders, impulse control disorders, borderline personality disorder and sexual health, please see here.

For assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders, behavioural/gambling addiction and online sex addiction see Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy.