Our psyches as well as our bodies can become ill, too. The word 'psyche' refers to the soul with its conscious and subconscious aspects.

The psychiatrist recognises the signs of various mental dysfunctions such as depression, schizophrenia or panic attacks. He also knows which physical illnesses can give rise to psychological distress. In particular, psychological problems can often be caused by chronic illnesses that are accompanied by severe pain or that considerably reduce the quality of life. There is a variety of different drugs available to treat psychological illness.

Psychotherapy, a specialised form of treatment, uses a variety of interpersonal 'talking' techniques, such as psychoanalysis, person-centred therapy (as developed by Rogers), or Gestalt therapy. These different forms of therapy can help alleviate the patients’ problems. A combination of approaches is often used.

Why choose Hirslanden


Psychiatry and psychotherapy is a key specialisation at Hirslanden, the largest private hospital group in Switzerland. Our psychiatry and psychotherapy specialists are renowned for their expertise and many years of experience.


You can expect comfortable rooms and a modern infrastructure as well as the highest standards in medicine and care.


We will help you throughout your entire stay, organising additional services such as translators and interpreters, transport, and overnight hotel stays for you and your relatives, and addressing all your administrative questions.


A personal contact from the Hirslanden International team will take care of your needs from the time that you first contact us to arrange an appointment through to the end of your treatment.


Contact us – we are happy to help you!