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Department of child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy

Prof. Dr. med. Marcel Romanos
child and adolescent psychiatry

About the department

The child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy department at University Hospital Wurzburg is the largest treatment centre in Lower Franconia in the field of psychiatry and psychosomatics. The department covers the entire spectrum of mental disorders in children and adolescents aged 3 to 18. The department offers 61 inpatient beds, including two open psychotherapy units and an intensive care unit. The medical team consults and treats about 3,500 patients a year. For more than 40 years, the medical team has been paying attention to research activities to discover how and by what means mental illness occurs in children and adolescents and how they can be recognized, cured or even prevented. 

The individual therapeutic approaches of the department are aimed at restoring social inclusion and participation of trusted children so that they can again go about their daily lives with their families, at school and with their friends. Treatment takes place with an interdisciplinary team of doctors, psychologists, social educators, nursing services and many other specialists. Department specialists develop an individual treatment concept consisting of behavioural therapy, family therapy, occupational therapy and pharmacotherapy.

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Treatment and diagnostic focus of the department

Diagnosis: 

  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder
  • Social behaviour disorders
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Autism disorder
  • Dissociative and somatoform disorders
  • Developmental disorders and mental retardation
  • Eating disorder
  • Psychotic disorders
  • Self-harm
  • Sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Consequences of injury
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Tic disorders

Diagnostic: 

  • Anamnesis
  • Neurological and general somatic examination
  • Clinical and psychopathological methods
  • Neurophysiological methods (EEG, EMG)
  • Neuroimaging methods (MRI, CT, PET)
  • Laboratory and biochemical tests
  • Genetic tests

Treatment: 

  • Dialectical behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Humanistic therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Integrative or holistic therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy and therapeutic drug monitoring
  • Movement, motor skills and physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Art therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Animal therapy
  • Other treatment options
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Doctor profile

Education

  • 2008 Specialist in child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • 2007 - 2008 Research Associate, Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University
  • Wuerzburg
  • 2004 - 2007 Research Associate, Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg
  • 2002 - 2004 Doctor in an internship, Clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg 
  • 1995 - 2002 Medical studies in Würzburg and Hamburg

Experience

  • 2012 State doctor for children and young people with mental and emotional disabilities for the
  • The administrative district of Lower Franconia
  • 2012 Director of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg
  • 2012 Director of the Klinik am Greenberg, special clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry,
  • Psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy, District of Lower Franconia
  • 2010 - 2012 Management of the institute outpatient clinic and university outpatient clinic for children and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy at the University of Munich (LMU)
  • 2008 - 2010 Management of the polyclinic and institute outpatient clinic of the clinic for children and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg
  • 2008 - 2010 Senior Physician at the Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and
  • Psychotherapy, University of Würzburg
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