Psychiatrie und Psychotherapeutische Medizin

Welcome to the Division of Psychiatry and Psychotherapeutic Medicine!

In our division, patients receive care according to the biopsychosocial model. Mental illness is common and treatable with a human-centered holistic approach. Psychological factors (such as personal development, outlook on life, stressors and resources), social factors (such as family and work environment) and biological factors (such as genetics, physical illness, lab test abnormalities or medication) are integrated into therapy.  

  • Our interdisciplinary team consists of specialists, residents, interns, nurses, psychologists, ergotherapists, physical therapists, a social worker, students and scientific staff.
  • Our division has a total of 54 beds on four wards and a closed outpatient ward with ten beds, a general acute care outpatient clinic, several disorder-specific outpatient clinics and a consultation team.
  • We are responsible for treating acute and chronic psychiatric disorders as well as teaching and training medical students, psychology students, nursing staff, residents and interns. 
  • Another important emphasis of our division is research with a focus on somatic disorders and neuroinflammation in mental illness. Thanks to a variety of research activities, our patients have the opportunity to participate in ongoing studies and receive innovative treatment and therapy. This provides greater options to patients with complex diseases and disease progressions that are resistant to therapy.
Eva Maria Reininghaus

"Mental illness is the main cause of reduced quality of life and has a significant impact on life expectancy. The prevention and treatment of mental disorders is fundamentally important since the number of people affected is steadily increasing. For example, depression is one of the most common illnesses worldwide."

Eva Maria Reininghaus, Head of Division


Auenbruggerplatz 31, 8036 Graz 
T: +43 316 385 13612
F: +43 316 385 13556