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The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics - A vibrant professional society

The German Association for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics (DGPPN) is a medical professional society. The DGPPN was founded in 1842 and currently has more than 7,300 members. It is thus the largest and oldest scientific association of doctors and scientists working in the field of psychiatry, psychotherapy and psychosomatics in Germany.

The DGPPN is a vibrant professional society, and many members become involved as volunteers, be it on the board or in the specialised groups. The work of the DGPPN is based on the vision of a society in which people with mental illnesses can live free from prejudice and receive the personalised care and necessary help they need. Optimal, scientifically founded and individualised medical, psychological and social support should be available to everyone at all times and in all places.