Psychiatry and psychotherapy

Thank you for your interest in my website. On the following pages you will find various information about mental health and my range of services. A central goal of my work is to offer people in health and illness a safe and open atmosphere that enables development and recovery.

An overview of essential aspects can be found in the following list on this page.

  • Mental health

    All people oscillate between physical (somatic) and mental health and illness. Nobody is completely healthy and nobody is completely ill. In the course of life almost every person develops a mental illness. However, a diagnosis does not always mean that therapeutic intervention is necessary. The central step towards maintaining mental health or recovery is the courage to get in touch and talk openly about the current situation. The greatest danger of falling ill is the temptation to carry out all conflicts alone and to treat symptoms on one’s own. Mental illness is easily treatable if evidence-based methods are used. This usually means a combination of psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions. Both processes require sufficient time to discuss the medical issues and psychological moments in detail. The focus is ultimately on the therapeutic relationship, whose transparency, differentiation and authenticity determine the success of the therapy.

  • Diagnostics

    One focus of my clinical activities is comprehensive and detailed psychiatric diagnostics, which is the central prerequisite for the development of an adequate therapy strategy. This includes not only a precise clarification of organic aspects but also a detailed assessment of the personality organization, since both have a significant influence on the selection of the indicated therapeutic interventions. Since many patients come to a specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine late and with correspondingly advanced disease, I have developed a preventive examination for people who currently feel largely healthy, to determine the current status of their mental health. If you already suffer from an illness and experience a functional limitation in your private or professional life, I recommend that you contact me as soon as possible. A progression of the disease without treatment reduces the variance of prognostic scenarios and achievable therapeutic goals. At the same time, an advanced disease usually increases the complexity of the therapeutic procedures and the length of time until remission of the symptoms.

  • Clinical focus

    • Depression
    • Burnout
    • Bipolar disorder (mania/depression)
    • ADHD
    • Anxiety Disorders
    • Addictions (alcohol, tobacco, medicine and drug addiction)
    • Pain disorder/Somatoform disorder
    • Attention deficit hyperactivity syndrome ADHD
    • Borderline disorders
    • Narcissistic disorder

    The main focus of my work lies in the following areas:

    • Diagnostics
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy
    • Coaching and consulting in the context of burnout and mobbing
    • Diagnostics and therapy with consideration of the personality organization

    You can find detailed information about my clinical activities under Clinical Focus.

  • Therapy

    The therapeutic strategy is developed together with the patient, taking into account all diagnostic information, since individual goals can vary greatly. A specific feature of my work is the integration of methods from psychiatry and psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapy. The combination of evidence-based psychopharmacological and psychotherapeutic interventions enables the highest degree of effectiveness. In general, no drug treatment is recommended without a corresponding psychotherapeutic process. Patients can follow this process either with me or with a psychotherapist recommended by me, depending on capacity. The decision for a private practice has the advantage that you can flexibly arrange the intensity of the therapeutic process.

  • Person

    Dr. Gerald Pail is a specialist in psychiatry and psychotherapeutic medicine and runs a private practice and teaching practice in Vienna. He completed his training at the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Vienna General Hospital and at the Anton Proksch Institute Vienna. His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and therapy of affective disorders, anxiety disorders, adult ADHD, addictions and personality disorders. His academic research at the Medical University of Vienna focused on the interaction of emotion processing systems as well as on cerebral gene effects. He completed training as a psychotherapeutic physician at the University Clinic for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy Vienna and as a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Academy. Currently he is also in training as a psychoanalyst at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Association. Dr. Gerald Pail also works as a psychodynamic consultant, coach and supervisor. He has also worked as a medical consultant for the pharmaceutical industry, as a clinical researcher at two different study centers, and as a lecturer at the Medical University of Vienna and at the Vienna Psychoanalytic Academy. He is initiator and co-editor of the book Psychopharmaka Austria and president of Bring Freud ins Leben, Society against discrimination of people with mental illness.

  • Private practice

    Dr. Gerald Pail
    Consultant psychiatrist and psychotherapeutic physician
    Psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist
    Psychodynamic coach, consultant and supervisor
    Head of teaching practice

    Center for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Vienna
    Elective doctor in private practice
    Dates by arrangement

    Zimmermanngasse 1A/2/8, 1090 Vienna

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    Private practice
    T +43 1 3618884
    M +43 676 6356659
    M +43 676 9162221 Contact for medical emergencies of existing patients


    Appointments for initial consultations and questions about setting and fees can only be made by email. Please include your phone number in your email.
    Existing patients can also reach the reception by phone in the morning.

    Units cancelled within 48 hours of their start time will incur a replacement fee.

    Dr. Gerald Pail also offers all his services online. To speak with him in a video session or to exchange documents, please log in to the LATIDO Patient Portal.

    LATIDO portal for patients

    You can find the directions to our practice under Contact Practice. Photos of the practice can be found under Contact Practice. Further information on confidentiality, data protection and telemedicine can be found under Contact Telemedicine / Data Protection.

More detailed information can be found on the website under the respective menu items. Please also note my offers as psychodynamic consultant, coach and supervisor.

Welcome, Dr. Gerald Pail.