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Department of outpatient psychiatry

Dr. med. Rahul Sarkar, MHBA
psychiatry, psychotherapy

About the department

The department of outpatient psychiatry at Academic Regio Hospital Pinneberg is a facility for outpatient treatment of people with mental illness. The treatment team consists of doctors, psychologists, nurses, an occupational therapist and a social worker. In addition, doctors offer individual consultations where further diagnostic plans and treatment options for various clinical pictures are discussed. The department has the central laboratory and the X-ray department, including CT and MRI, at its disposal for diagnostic purposes. Furthermore, the department offers comprehensive psychological diagnostics and electroencephalographic examinations (EEG). 

Because the treatment of mental disorders is usually very complex, the medical team of the department use psycho- and social-therapeutic oriented as well as drug treatments. Furthermore, both depth psychology and behavioural therapy methods are offered. Drug therapy is carried out according to guidelines on a scientific basis. Specialists also provide ergotherapy, physiotherapy and relaxation therapies. Due to the close spatial and technical connection to the somatic clinical areas, the treatment of physical illnesses is guaranteed.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department


  • Depressive disorders
  • Acute and chronic psychoses
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder 
  • Eating disorders 
  • Bipolar affective disorder
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Addiction (alcohol and drugs)
  • Personality disorders
  • Stress reactions
  • Gerontopsychiatric (i.e. age-related) diseases


  • Anamnesis 
  • Physical examination 
  • Laboratory and biochemical analysis 
  • X-ray diagnostic 
  • Computed tomography 
  • Magnetic resonance imaging 
  • Comprehensive psychological diagnostics
  • Electroencephalographic test (EEG)
  • Other diagnostic procedures 


  • Drug therapy 
  • Therapeutically guided psychoeducation
  • Problem-solving training
  • Behavioural therapy
  • Social skills training
  • Social work assistance
  • Dance therapy
  • Psychotherapeutic discussion groups
  • Occupational therapy
  • Ergothepary 
  • Physiotherapy (e.g. sports, exercise pools, massage) 
  • Relaxation therapies
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