Dear Patients and Relatives, Dear Visitors

A mental illness can affect anyone of us. Burnout, depression, alcoholism, anxiety – just to name a few – are becoming more common and can severely affect our daily lives. Many things can trigger a mental illness: high demands at work, a marriage crisis, loneliness, the death of a loved one. Despite such events, everyday life still places high demands on every single one of us and we often believe that we can no longer cope. Relatives are also often overwhelmed when someone close to them loses their optimism and courage to face life. We want to use all our knowledge and skills to help you in these difficult life situations. That’s what we’re here for!

Our doctors, psychologists, nurses and other professionals are always up to date with the latest knowledge in their field. The hospital has a long tradition of providing care and is one of the best and largest psychiatric hospitals in the country. We are part of a university hospital, which allows us to work closely with other specialist hospitals. It also means that we have access to state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques and treatment options.

This homepage also gives you an insight into the abundance of research activities and professional fields in our hospital. Our webpages are a place where anyone seeking advice can find the most important and up-to-date information and scientists, doctors and nursing staff can find the latest information on our research priorities, the causes of mental illnesses and current treatment options.

We want our homepage to be open and transparent so that it communicates as wide a range of knowledge as possible. In this way, we want to help decrease the taboos, stigmatisation and discrimination surrounding mental illness. Mental illnesses are an important social issue and are relevant to all of us.

Best wishes,
Professor Dr. Peter Falkai