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I was just wondering if any of you here might have experienced with staying in the clinic to treat burn out and depression ? I’ve recently suffered a burn out and been staying several months at home. The doctor advised me that a 2-3 weeks in the burn out clinic can help to recover faster while bribing back consistency back in life. Anyone who been to such a clinic ? How is your experience ? Would you say it helped you to recover ?
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I did it for 3 weeks 6 years ago. It was great, sleeping 12 hours a night, good food (and no beer!) chats with counselors, doing sport, massage. They even had an artist come in twice a week and I started water colour painting again.

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Did six weeks this Jan/Feb. Cannot speak too highly of the place, but the first two weeks were tough; Langenthal specialises in depression; can you imagine eating at a table of depressives
Check out where your doctor is thinking of. Often they have strict routines, eat at unearthly hours etc - and there may be be a 24 hr rule at the weekend for going home. Also what kind of programs they offer.
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Following the thread!

Hubby at home, off work on doctors note, since several months suffering from depression and burn out. Currently treated as outpatient with 1A psychiatrist , our great GP and other healthcare professionals.
I am also wondering about any experiences with clinics and staying there.
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Dear all!
I was just wondering if any of you here might have experienced with staying in the clinic to treat burn out and depression ? I’ve recently suffered a burn out and been staying several months at home. The doctor advised me that a 2-3 weeks in the burn out clinic can help to recover faster while bribing back consistency back in life. Anyone who been to such a clinic ? How is your experience ? Would you say it helped you to recover ?
Thank you in advance
Why would you decide not to do something recommended by your doctor in order to get better??? It is not as if they are recommending that you take some sort of experimental drug or something????
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Did six weeks this Jan/Feb. Cannot speak too highly of the place, but the first two weeks were tough; Langenthal specialises in depression; can you imagine eating at a table of depressives
According to a psychiatrist friend of mine still in training, Langenthal has the highest suicide rate of recently discharged clients.

I'm not surprised it was tough.
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Why would you decide not to do something recommended by your doctor in order to get better??? It is not as if they are recommending that you take some sort of experimental drug or something????
I didn't have the sense that OP is against the doctor's suggestion, per se, but rather just trying to gain their own impression of how such a clinic stay would work, and whether it'd be suitable for them, now.

Why make the enquiries?

Because there's a range of options, and it's worth hearing about several clinics' approaches, which can vary a great deal
Because the doctor might be new/inexperienced/not really listening.
Because the doctor might be at the end of his/her wits, rather than deciding in the best interests of this patient.
Because the doctor might be 100% right, but the patient need a bit of encouragement and motivation, to go for it.
Because the patient might need to know from English-speakers, how it was, in a local context.
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According to a psychiatrist friend of mine still in training, Langenthal has the highest suicide rate of recently discharged clients.

I'm not surprised it was tough.
Is that supposed to help?
The toughness had very little to do with the clinic directly. Just being in a clinic can be tough, depending on your state of mind.
The place worked for me, an atheist, despite it having a strong ecumenical christian ethic.
I found the care-givers extremely kind and the medical staff extremely professional. Their approach is holistic, mind and body.
I deliberately got involved in a maximum of activities/therapies. Now I can play Jass , nordic walk and discovered long hidden pleasures (started playing the djemba, writing).
My impression was that the patients that got that the most out of the place were also those that got involved. In the end I found those fellow patients (from all walks of life, ages and background) to be valuable and enjoyable company. Lots of very constructive conversations but one one does have to avoid people who are just going to get you down.
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Did six weeks this Jan/Feb. Cannot speak too highly of the place, but the first two weeks were tough; Langenthal specialises in depression; can you imagine eating at a table of depressives
Check out where your doctor is thinking of. Often they have strict routines, eat at unearthly hours etc - and there may be be a 24 hr rule at the weekend for going home. Also what kind of programs they offer.
I stayed at this place at Pfäfers just above Bad Ragaz. It was amazing, beautiful countryside (and you could leave the clinic and walk around the viallage and the hills). For me it was just the first 2 days were tough, guy I shared a room with snored terribly (but they moved me) and then getting used to sleeping pills that knocked me out for the first 24 hours.

Most of the patients where I was were suffering from burn out like me, but yes, we didn't talk much which was fine by me, I just needed the peace and quiet.
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According to a psychiatrist friend of mine still in training, Langenthal has the highest suicide rate of recently discharged clients.
Perhaps that's because they take the most serious cases? It'd be like criticising a hospice for the number of people who die in their care.
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I've heard that some clinics are more recommended than others. I think asking for experience is quite a sane thing to do and I compliment those who are willing to share their own experiences.

It helps to have trust in a clinic before entering its doors. Trust allows the patient to be more willing to accept and respond to the recommended treatment.

Good luck to the OP and bravo to all those who treat depression with a healthy dose of empathy and pragmatism.
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Why would you decide not to do something recommended by your doctor in order to get better??? It is not as if they are recommending that you take some sort of experimental drug or something????
Because my GP mentioned that but my psychiatrist actually said that personally he would never go there. Strict rules and doesn’t fit for everyone. In fact, maybe even more depressing for some people.
So I’d like to see what I’m getting myself into. I’m far from being suicidal, but do have some psychosomatic issues following burn out and bullying at work

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Is that supposed to help?
The toughness had very little to do with the clinic directly. Just being in a clinic can be tough, depending on your state of mind.
The place worked for me, an atheist, despite it having a strong ecumenical christian ethic.
I found the care-givers extremely kind and the medical staff extremely professional. Their approach is holistic, mind and body.
I deliberately got involved in a maximum of activities/therapies. Now I can play Jass , nordic walk and discovered long hidden pleasures (started playing the djemba, writing).
My impression was that the patients that got that the most out of the place were also those that got involved. In the end I found those fellow patients (from all walks of life, ages and background) to be valuable and enjoyable company. Lots of very constructive conversations but one one does have to avoid people who are just going to get you down.
Would you be able to describe how your day looked like ? Thank you.

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I did it for 3 weeks 6 years ago. It was great, sleeping 12 hours a night, good food (and no beer!) chats with counselors, doing sport, massage. They even had an artist come in twice a week and I started water colour painting again.

Go for it!
Thank you for sharing your experience. Would you be able to describe how your day looked like ? Also, were the treatments in English ?

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Because my GP mentioned that but my psychiatrist actually said that personally he would never go there. Strict rules and doesn’t fit for everyone. In fact, maybe even more depressing for some people.
So I’d like to see what I’m getting myself into. I’m far from being suicidal, but do have some psychosomatic issues following burn out and bullying at work

Would you be able to describe how your day looked like ? Thank you.


Thank you for sharing your experience. Would you be able to describe how your day looked like ? Also, were the treatments in English ?
Get up about 8 for breakfast (and all patients had a rota to help prepare it and clean up etc) - although because I'm very sensitive to sleeping pills I rarely got up before 10 and just helped myself to some bread and cheese in the kitchen.

The days varied, sometimes an hour in the gym or a talk with some counselors (most spoke very good English, there were some group sessions in German only). Then lunch, afternoon was either sport (badminton, 5 a side football etc), art or massage etc. Sometimes one of the doctors would take a group of us, or just me, in a mini bus up the mountain for a walk and chat.

Then dinner about 6 and watch TV or just read in your own room or take a walk around the village. There were some great forest walks which I enjoyed. One afternoon a group of us walked down the mountain to Bad Ragraz for coffee and cake and took the bus back up again. The whole thing was very relaxed and really taught me the importance of slowing down. I could do with another 3 weeks there right now!
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My day was much more structured than the one above. As I can remember it:
Breakfast 7:30-8:00
8:15-8:45 Singing/religous seminar etc (possible to opt out)
Mon/Fri 8:45-9:00 Ward group round

Morning I hours activity e.g. therapeutic writing once a week, nordic walking once a week etc etc

12:00 Lunch

Afternoon I-2 hours therapeutic activity e.g. craft work, music, singing, stretching, sport etc etc once a week

17:30 Dinner!!

A long evening for contemplation

Two sessions a week with a designated counsellor
One session a week with a designated doctor (mind and/or body issues)
On session in 14 days with the head shrink
One session a week with a designated care-giver
Care givers almost always available on-call for a one to one talk.

From other patients I learnt that this level of support is unusual for a clinic.

Everything got typed into the computer which sounds like big brother but was actually very useful as what you had discussed with a care-giver would be known to a limited extent by the counsellor - much time saved not having to repeat yourself


Patients came either acute or as a planned recuperation out-time. Several of the planned ones had done a couple of weeks before somewhere else and had chosen Langenthal usually for the religous aspect.

My problems at the start were componded by having to get used to the bernese dialect -it is not as slow as they say I cannot recommend Langenthal if your german is not reasonable to good.

Amazingly the Swiss health system will pay for short visits ( up to six weeks, depends on your policy) and maybe longer as long as you get a (repeat) referral.
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Perhaps that's because they take the most serious cases? It'd be like criticising a hospice for the number of people who die in their care.
Hospice is about easing death. Psychiatric care isn't meant to increase your risk of suicide even though many drugs do increase the risk of suicide in the first weeks of use.

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Is that supposed to help?
There's clinics with better recovery rates and there's clinics with worse outcomes. If the clinic is releasing people with care that increases the risk of suicide, it does reflect on the care they provide.

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Almost 4 years ago I went through a very rough time. The wonderful therapist and psychiatrist I was working with found a place that offered the same type of therapy I had been undergoing. The idea of rest, daily intensive therapy and time away from family and responsibilities was highly appealing. I also had a good colleague who went for 5 weeks and it helped her immensely.

I took one step into the place and almost immediately got on the bus back home. The surrounding environment was beautiful, the people working there were beyond lovely, but I couldn't shake off the feeling of wanting to run away as far as I could. I am very impacted/sensitive to my environment, and I just couldn't be there. Perhaps it was the depression of others I would share the space with, or the fact that I would have to totally resign myself to my depression and I didn't want to. I thanked the kind people for giving me a tour, wrote a thanks but no thanks email to my therapist and got on a train for a solo tour to Italy. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I continued treatment with my psychiatrist until about 1.5 years ago and would go back in a heartbeat if it was needed.

Not every kind of treatment works for everybody. Based on my experience, I highly recommend visiting wherever you will go first, you have a say in where you will be treated. Keep seeking help and work hard on taking good care of you, you will get through this. All the best!

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Not every kind of treatment works for everybody. Based on my experience, I highly recommend visiting wherever you will go first, you have a say in where you will be treated. Keep seeking help and work hard on taking good care of you, you will get through this. All the best!
This is very important, and also to be aware that there might be a “waiting list” for admission.

OH had a complete burn out in 2016, our house artz was brilliant, signed him off immediately and set in process urgent psychiatric help. He was advised to enter a clinic as soon as we could arrange it. We researched different clinics, phoned and asked if they could do treatment in our mother tongue, English. We ended up with a list of 3 and arranged visits; it is very important that you visit. From these visits he was able to decide whether the treatment and importantly, the environment “felt” right. One clinic was situated at the bottom of a valley, the facilities and services seemed great but the feeling of enclosure was too oppressive.
He settled on a clinic from which he could walk, for hours if he did not have treatment sessions. He just had to say where he was planning to go and he was provided with a packed lunch. He had to wait 4 weeks for a place after saying he would go.
He was there for 12 weeks, after the first 2 weeks he was allowed to come home for the weekend, but did not always want to.

Do not think twice, do your research, visit and start to be kind to yourself.
Good luck

I hesitated about adding to this thread but after mentioning it to OH he said I should and if you want to PM please do so and OH will reply.
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Almost 4 years ago I went through a very rough time. The wonderful therapist and psychiatrist I was working with found a place that offered the same type of therapy I had been undergoing. The idea of rest, daily intensive therapy and time away from family and responsibilities was highly appealing. I also had a good colleague who went for 5 weeks and it helped her immensely.

I took one step into the place and almost immediately got on the bus back home. The surrounding environment was beautiful, the people working there were beyond lovely, but I couldn't shake off the feeling of wanting to run away as far as I could. I am very impacted/sensitive to my environment, and I just couldn't be there. Perhaps it was the depression of others I would share the space with, or the fact that I would have to totally resign myself to my depression and I didn't want to. I thanked the kind people for giving me a tour, wrote a thanks but no thanks email to my therapist and got on a train for a solo tour to Italy. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I continued treatment with my psychiatrist until about 1.5 years ago and would go back in a heartbeat if it was needed.

Not every kind of treatment works for everybody. Based on my experience, I highly recommend visiting wherever you will go first, you have a say in where you will be treated. Keep seeking help and work hard on taking good care of you, you will get through this. All the best!
I fully support this post.

"Not every kind of treatment works for everybody" is exactly right.

I don't know about this clinic (and haven't even looked it up on-line), but it's an illusion to imagine that a clinic for a couple of weeks will solve all problems.

Many don't have a choice to choose at certain times in their life, and that's OK. Life can be tough at times, and it's important to find help when you need it.
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.. it's an illusion to imagine that a clinic for a couple of weeks will solve all problems.
Exactly this.

People rarely go to somatic hospitals with the illusion that everything will be solved by the time they come out, and most people understand that there may very well need to be a period of post-hospital treatment, such as exercises, or physiotherapy, or medication, or even further hospital treatments.

Yet it seems to me that some - not necessarily OP, here, nor you, ZüriRollt - vainly imagine that going to a clinic will fix everything, whereas in fact it, too, is a period set aside to dedicate oneself to working out what the difficult issues are, and trying to approach some of them, so as to better choose the directions of treatment and behaviour changes for the next phase of the journey, after the clinic stay is over.
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I did it for 3 weeks 6 years ago. It was great, sleeping 12 hours a night, good food (and no beer!) chats with counselors, doing sport, massage. They even had an artist come in twice a week and I started water colour painting again.

Go for it!
Would you be able to share the name of the clinic ? I’m now looking into the options. Thank you

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Almost 4 years ago I went through a very rough time. The wonderful therapist and psychiatrist I was working with found a place that offered the same type of therapy I had been undergoing. The idea of rest, daily intensive therapy and time away from family and responsibilities was highly appealing. I also had a good colleague who went for 5 weeks and it helped her immensely.

I took one step into the place and almost immediately got on the bus back home. The surrounding environment was beautiful, the people working there were beyond lovely, but I couldn't shake off the feeling of wanting to run away as far as I could. I am very impacted/sensitive to my environment, and I just couldn't be there. Perhaps it was the depression of others I would share the space with, or the fact that I would have to totally resign myself to my depression and I didn't want to. I thanked the kind people for giving me a tour, wrote a thanks but no thanks email to my therapist and got on a train for a solo tour to Italy. It was one of the best decisions I've ever made. I continued treatment with my psychiatrist until about 1.5 years ago and would go back in a heartbeat if it was needed.

Not every kind of treatment works for everybody. Based on my experience, I highly recommend visiting wherever you will go first, you have a say in where you will be treated. Keep seeking help and work hard on taking good care of you, you will get through this. All the best!
Would you be able to share the name of the place ? I’d like to see what are the available options thank you

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This is very important, and also to be aware that there might be a “waiting list” for admission.

OH had a complete burn out in 2016, our house artz was brilliant, signed him off immediately and set in process urgent psychiatric help. He was advised to enter a clinic as soon as we could arrange it. We researched different clinics, phoned and asked if they could do treatment in our mother tongue, English. We ended up with a list of 3 and arranged visits; it is very important that you visit. From these visits he was able to decide whether the treatment and importantly, the environment “felt” right. One clinic was situated at the bottom of a valley, the facilities and services seemed great but the feeling of enclosure was too oppressive.
He settled on a clinic from which he could walk, for hours if he did not have treatment sessions. He just had to say where he was planning to go and he was provided with a packed lunch. He had to wait 4 weeks for a place after saying he would go.
He was there for 12 weeks, after the first 2 weeks he was allowed to come home for the weekend, but did not always want to.

Do not think twice, do your research, visit and start to be kind to yourself.
Good luck

I hesitated about adding to this thread but after mentioning it to OH he said I should and if you want to PM please do so and OH will reply.
Im looking in English too! Would you be able to share the names ? Thank you

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