The Universitäre Psychiatrische Dienste (UPD) of the University of Bern provides all aspects of secondary and tertiary treatment in psychiatry across the life span and is responsible for the academic teaching of all psychiatric disciplines at the University. The UPD is committed to progress in the understanding, treatment, and prevention in psychiatry by clinical translational research. In three separate hospitals, the Department covers psychiatric, psychological and caregiving aspects in childhood, adolescence, young to old age adults.
Paper in European Psychiatry
Research from the University Hospital of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy was published in 'European Psychiatry'. This cross-sectional study in young adults from the community revealed that help-seeking is mainly influenced by the mediation of quantity of mental problems/disorders and functional impairment. We found a significant gap in the treatment of mental problems/disorders with only 7% of individuals with any current axis-I problem/disorder being currently treated or in any help-seeking contact for their mental problems. Findings highlight the importance of future campaigns promoting help-seeking to focus on psychosocial functioning, aside from signs of mental illness.