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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