Kliniken Essen Mitte Ev.

Essen, Germany

Kliniken Essen Mitte Ev.

Essen, Germany

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Mann K.,Zentralinstitut For Seelische Gesundheit | Hoch E.,Zentralinstitut For Seelische Gesundheit | Batra A.,University Hospital of Tuebingen | Bonnet U.,Psychotherapie und Psychosomatik Ev. | And 5 more authors.
Nervenarzt | Year: 2016

Alcohol use disorders (e.g. abuse and dependence) account for a plethora of consequences for affected individuals and for a substantial proportion of the overall burden of disease for the community. To date, existing treatment options are either poorly known by doctors or they are not fully applied and only approximately 15 % of potential patients are treated with a mean latent period of 10 years between early symptoms and the first intervention. So-called S3 treatment guidelines were recently developed to close this gap. Representatives of more than 50 learned societies, families and patients were involved. A systematic literature search from 2005 to 2012 was performed and more than 120 recommendations were made. Financing came exclusively from those societies and the academic and treatment institutes involved. This article summarizes the recommendations pertinent for psychiatrists and include early detection and intervention, acute withdrawal and long-term psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy. Classical and new treatment goals are discussed. If the new guidelines were properly applied an increase in patients receiving treatment to 30–40 % could be expected, which would improve the quality of lives of affected persons and their families and in Germany would save several thousand lives per year. © 2015, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


The interference field constitutes one of the central paradigms of neural therapy. Among experts in complementary medicine, the concept is controversial, while being surprisingly well accepted by the general public and largely refuted by mainstream medicine. The following paper aims to approach the concept from various angles, considering the somatic, the psychological-emotional, as well as the spiritual level. Based on research developments and advanced findings from cell physiology and pharmacology, we arrive at better explanations of the healing effects observed when washing the interference field with procaine.

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