Yes, in Germany pay the health insurance a psychotherapy. For this they are legally required. However, there must be a mental disorder recognized as such by health insurance companies. Whether this is the case can be determined by a specialist, psychiatrist or recognized psychotherapist.
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To the mental disorders with so-called illness value belong for example
- delusional disorders such as schizophrenic or psychotic disorders,
- Anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder,
- manic or hypomanic disorders,
- Eating disorder,
- Personality and behavioral disorders,
- psychosomatic disorders
- and others more.
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Crystal clear demarcations are hardly possible. Often there is no disturbance on its own but a combination of different symptoms. However, usually a symptom is recognizable in the foreground.
In addition, statutory health insurance companies in Germany currently only pay for three types of psychotherapy: analytical, depth psychological and behavioral therapy. But there are exceptions in the way of non-contractual reimbursement procedures as so-called goodwill regulations. About it one can speak openly with the health insurance.
Author: Christa Kosmala, Psychological Advisor (M.A. / Master of Counseling)