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Department of psychosomatic and psychotherapy

Dr. med. Alexander Drandarevski
psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatic medicine

About the department

The department of psychosomatic and psychotherapy at Academic Hospital DRK Berlin-Westend deals with treating psychosomatic illnesses of adults. The experienced team of the department prefers family-oriented treatment when relatives are engaged in the therapy process. In addition, doctors provide medical call services all around the clock to give psychological help in emergencies. The department cooperates with numerous diagnostic and therapeutic departments of the clinic. Furthermore, the specialists perform treatment of inpatients (40 beds) and outpatients (25 places) together, which is a unique concept in Berlin. It is essential to mention that the head physician of the department is a member of the German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM). The whole medical team of the department meet all the requirements and follow international medical standards in treatment and care for patients.  

The department is focused on psychosomatic disorders treatment. The patients get medical help for mental problems, traumatic experiences, emotional and personality disorders, etc. The specialists use in medical practice various therapy methods, including individual and group psychotherapy, art therapy, psychopharmacology, etc.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Psychosomatic disorders treatment:

  • fatigue
  • insomnia
  • muscle pain or back pain
  • high blood pressure 
  • respiratory ailments
  • gastrointestinal disturbances
  • migraines

Mental problems treatment:

  • personality disorders
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • phobias
  • post-traumatic disorders

Therapy methods:

  • psychopharmacology
  • individual psychotherapy
  • group sessions
  • concentrated movement therapy (CBT)
  • design therapy
  • music therapy
  • autogenic training 
  • muscle relaxation techniques
  • occupational therapy
  • sports therapy
  • nutritional therapy
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Doctor profile

Experience

  • 2002-2012 Assistant and Specialist at Vivantes, Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics
  • 2012-2015 Resident at DRK Clinics Berlin-Westend
  • 2015-today Senior physician at DRK Clinics Berlin-Westend
  • Acting director and chief physician at DRK Clinics Berlin Wiegmann Clinic, Clinic for Psychogenic Disorders, Psychosomatic Medicine

Awards, memberships, publications

  • A member of German Society for Psychosomatic Medicine and Medical Psychotherapy (DGPM)
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