Special outpatient clinic for people with obsessive compulsive disorder

The obsessive-compulsive outpatient clinic at the outpatient clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy is available as a central point of contact for people seeking treatment with obsessive-compulsive disorder(OCD). They are supervised by our interdisciplinary team of doctors and psychologists. Our range of treatments is based on current and scientifically based guidelines.

Treatment offer for people with obsessive compulsive disorder

On the basis of extensive diagnostics, we inform and advise on the appropriate outpatient-, partial- and fully in-patient-treatment options in our clinic. The special outpatient clinic offers the following treatment options for outpatient patients:

A well-founded diagnosis of the obsessive-compulsive disorder and possible accompanying illnesses form the basis for optimal treatment planning.

Medications from the group of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) have proven their worth in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorders. In a detailed talk with the doctor, an exact medication can be discussed and planned.

Behavioral therapy
Behavioural therapy is also a scientifically proven approach to the treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders. In our special outpatient clinic we offer a therapy group for outpatient patients especially for people with obsessive-compulsive diseases. The aim of the group is to give those affected more control and free space in their lives. In particular, the exchange with other affected persons is often experienced very relieving.
Long-term support is offered by a therapist-assisted self-help group.

Support for family members

Relatives and helpers of people with OCD often experience a strong uncertainty in dealing with the disorder. This is often accompanied by severe suffering. At regular intervals we invite to an event for relatives and helpers. Basic knowledge about the emergence of OCD and recommendations for dealing with affected persons is presented. There is plenty of room for your own questions and personal examples.

For more information

In the section clinical picture you can find information about obsessive-compulsive disorders, among other things. Further helpful information on obsessive compulsive disorder and its treatment can also be found on the homepage of the German Society of Obsessive-compulsive Diseases e.v. (www.zwaenge.de).


The application can be made by the persons concerned or by established doctors. At the time of the presentation, please bring a referral of the doctor or the resident physician for psychiatry.

Appointments can be arranged with Mrs. M.Sc. Katharina Bey (Ph. 0228 287-16859, with answering machine). You can reach our psychiatric institute ambulance at the number 0228 287-15732.

Further information about our special outpatient clinic for obsessive compulsive disorders can be found in our flyer.

Flyer OCD