Our Tasks

The DGPPN is an advocate for the mental health of the population. Our tasks include:

  • Researching the foundations of mental disorders and improving diagnostics and treatment
  • Preventing mental disorders
  • Preserving and expanding current care structures
  • Supporting patients and their relatives
  • Supporting psychiatric-psychotherapeutic training and further and continuing education
  • Shaping the profile of the field of psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Developing evidence-based guidelines and scientific statements
  • Advising governments and society and informing the general public about mental disorders and treatment possibilities
  • Supporting members of our society

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Get involved in the DGPPN! Together we are stronger when it comes to standing up for the interests of our profession and for people with mental illness in our society. read more