Centre for Mental Health Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

The hospital provides treatment for behavioural disorders, emotional and psychosomatic disorders in terms of environmental therapy. The services include inpatient crisis intervention and emergency admissions, short- to long-lasting therapeutic measures as well as outpatient diagnosis and assistance to patients before and after inpatient treatment. In its work, the clinic seeks a close cooperation with numerous youth welfare institutions.

We have a total capacity of 43 inpatient and 20 day clinic beds. Day clinic offer for older adolescents was established as a new focus of our treatment. The new day clinic provides group offers according to the different disorders in socially frightened and insecure patients.

The clinic has the unique feature of clinical emergency and crisis care within the city of Stuttgart and southern Rems-Murr region, and holds a leading position in psychotherapeutic care of children and adolescents in the entire Stuttgart region. The clinic is the central training facility in Baden-Württemberg for training child and adolescent psychiatrists as specialists and is the seat for the permanent conference of head physicians of children and adolescent psychiatry in Baden-Württemberg.

Medical Director 

About us

  • Anxiety disorders, contact disorders, school and social anxiety
  • Paediatric patients with psychic secondary disturbances
  • Eating disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorders
  • Compulsive disorders
  • Posttraumatic disorders and adaptation disorders
  • Early onset psychotic diseases (EOS)
  • Impuls control disorders and self-harming behaviour
  • Age-related wards for 6 to 11-year-old children, 11-15 year-old adolescents and older adolescents in terms of therapy that cares of the environment
  • Day clinics for children up to 13 years (Stuttgart-West) and adolescents up to 14 years (Bad Cannstatt, since 2012)
  • Special offers for adolescents with school-avoiding behaviour, posttraumatic disorders and impuls control disorders
  • Psychiatric outpatient department of the institution with occupational workshops
  • 24-hour outpatient and inpatient crisis management

Inpatient/partially inpatient:

  • Milieu therapeutic single psychotherapy, group therapy, experiential education, exercise therapy, art therapy, climbing, animal-protecting therapy (therapy dog and riding therapy), workshop for occupational therapy, painting workshop, music hall
  • Offers of group therapy for sports and exercises, emotional development, social competence, psychoeducation and others
  • Offer of all types of school education connected to therapy
  • Change between outpatient, partially inpatient and inpatient treatment forms


  • Consultation of experts by phone prior to the first visit
  • Action-orientated and results-driven multi-professional diagnostics
  • Supervision of the cases by educational teams
  • Transitional solutions regarding group therapy
  • “ADHD from the parents' point of view” study (with the Institute of Education Sciences Tübingen)
  • du Bois R: How dangerous are young people who threaten their schools with mass murder. A risk profile from an adolescent psychiatric point of view. Neurology 7-8/2010, 431-437. 2010
  • Tölle R, Windgassen K, Lempp R, du Bois R: Psychiatry. 16th revised edition. Springer Heidelberg. 2011
*PIA = Psychiatrische Institutsambulanz / psychiatric outpatient departement
2015 2016 2017
43 43 43 Available inpatient beds
308 322 349 Inpatient cases
48.4 46.5 43.2 Inpatient stay in days
20 20 20 Available beds in day hospital
86 102 94 Cases of day hospital
56.6 48.8 53.8 Length of stay in day hospital in days
2.038 2.180 2.323 Psychiatric billing cases Outpatient Clinic (PIA*)
2015 2016 2017
101 108 146 Stress disorders and posttraumatic disorders
116 119 174 Depression, anxiety and compulsive disorders
59 60 58 Early onset psychotic diseases, autism spektrum disorders and borderline syndrome


Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Krankenhaus Bad Cannstatt
Prießnitzweg 24
70374 Stuttgart

Telephone +49 (0)711 278-72471
Telefax +49 (0)711 278-72479