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Patient recruitment

Patient recruitment

Patient recruitment will take place on several levels: Most patients will be identified in our specialized outpatient departments and will be informed about ongoing clinical trials. Moreover, inpatients are regularly screened for eligibility during ward rounds, and we cooperate with local resident specialists who will refer patients interested in study participation to our Study Center for Clinical Trials in Mental Disorders (SPE).

Information material provided by the sponsor is displayed on the specialized inpatient departments; moreover, all studies are presented in an easily understandable way on our website.

All employees of our facility are updated regarding ongoing or soon-to-be initiated studies on a regular basis, are provided with pocket information cards regarding study-specific requirements such as in- and exclusion criteria, and have intranet access where all study-related material is digitally filed.

We closely cooperate with the following institutions and departments:

  • Polyclinic and outpatient clinic of the Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Polyclinic and outpatient clinic of the Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy with the Dept. of Medical Psychology and Medical Sociology
  • Polyclinic and outpatient clinic of the Dept. of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
  • Dept. of Clinical Psychology and Neuropsychology

In- and outpatient departments specialized in the treatment of:

    •  Addictions including behavioral addiction
    •  ADHD
    •  Affective disorders
    •  Anxiety Disorders
    •  Borderline Personality Disorder
    •  Depersonalization / Derealization
    •  Gerontopsychiatric Disorders, esp. dementia
    •  Pedophilia and Incestuous Behavior
    •  Schizophrenia
    •  Somatoform Disorders
    •  Trauma Therapy and treatment of victims of violence
    •  Psychiatric consultation-/ liaison service for all other departments of the University Medical Center 

Our treatment annual treatment numbers are as follows:

  • Dept. of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: 2200 outpatients, 1800 inpatients
  • Dept. of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy: 2000 outpatients, 530 inpatients
  • Dept. of Childhood and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy: 830 outpatients