By: Austrian Times
A new clinic in the Hollenburg district of Krems has opened up specifically to deal with people suffering from burnout. Patients will be taken from all over the country who are suffering from the effects of stress.
Managers at the new project say that the fact there is an urgent need for their services is not in debate. They said that currently 40% of the people who go into early retirement do so as a result of psychiatric problems.
The owner of the clinic Guenter Nebel from the company Sanlas holding said: “The situation in modern society with the requirements on the individual from work and in the change in partner relationships is a challenge for every individual. The result of such pressure on individuals can lead to a variety of problems from panic attacks through to an inability to function, tiredness and ultimately a nervous breakdown.”
Patients are expected to sign in for a six week course in the 150 bed clinic. Medical director Werner Brosch said: “The main area that we aim to work with is the mental processes through psychotherapy. We are particularly keen on group therapy in which the patients have the chance to go in another direction and come up with solutions that will help their situation.”
But the clinic is also going to be part of an economic impetus for the region.
General director Gabriela Eichhorn said: “The developments in this area in the last 2 to 3 years has showed that there is heavy investment in similar initiatives. And we have seen studies that clearly show every euro invested in rehabilitation is three euros paid back.”
Even local mayor inge Rinke from the People’s party welcomed the new clinic – saying that it would not only help people with a return to health but would also have a positive economic influence on the region.