Information About Prof. Dr Dr Martin E. Keck

Prof. Dr Dr Martin E. Keck

Specialist in Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology
Zurich, Switzerland

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Treatment Focus

  • Stress-related diseases
    - Depression
    - Burnout
    - Anxiety disorders
    - Sleep disorders
    - Stress crisis
  • Neurological diseases (dementia, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease)

Medical Range

Range of Therapeutic Services

  • Psychotherapy (individual or group therapy as well as couple and family sessions)
  • Personality coaching
  • Mindfulness
  • Acupuncture (ear acupuncture according to the NADA protocol)
  • Neuropsychological assessment and training
  • Occupational therapy (for professional reintegration)
  • Movement therapy
  • Nutrition counselling
  • Art therapy
  • Light therapy
  • Pharmacotherapy (individual consultation and therapy with psychotropics) on the basis of detailed blood level determinations
  • Physiotherapy
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Psychosocial counselling
  • Sleep clinic

About Prof. Dr Dr Martin E. Keck

Prof. Dr Dr Martin E. Keck is a specialist in psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychosomatics and neurology.

He is primarily concerned with the diagnosis, treatment and research of stress-related diseases. Therapy in the context of personalised medicine is always oriented to the needs and abilities of the patient.

Burnout Specialist

Prof. Keck is a recognised specialist for stress-related diseases such as burnout syndrome (classic exhaustion depression) and depression. He is the author of numerous publications on depression and stress and how these affect the human psyche. Due to his expertise in the field of stress-related diseases, Prof. Keck holds many lectures and is consulted by the public media as an expert in reporting on the topic.

“Burnout can be cured – it is not a failure or a lack of will”

It is important for Prof. Keck to clarify that general symptoms such as headaches, sleep problems, exhaustion and the feeling of helplessness are still being played down despite the current common knowledge. Burnout syndrome can still develop into severe depression syndrome. In addition to the risk factors of work overload, time pressure and loss of control, stress plays a major role as a factor influencing the development of the disease.

Brief, everyday stress does not harm our body. It is even necessary to adapt to new situations and to mobilize energy. Typically, stress hormone binding sites in the brain and pituitary gland quickly regulate this process and prevent it from progressing. However, with persistent chronic stress, the regulation of these hormones becomes inaccurate and malfunctioning, which in turn can lead to the development of burnout or even depression. In addition, this unbalanced hormone level leads to a restriction of neurogenesis (creation of new nerve cells) in the brain, which is significantly involved in the brain parts that are responsible for the regulation of our emotions.

Expert for all Forms of Depression

Depression is not only caused by burnout syndrome. There are many different forms of depression such as old age depression, seasonal depression (winter depression) or post-partum depression. Because the disease occurs very frequently and at any age, Prof. Keck’s specialist articles and guides on the topic of depression focus on the early detection of symptoms and the sensitisation to signs.

Individual Burnout and Depression Therapy according to the Latest Scientific Findings

Prof. Keck and his team are not only concerned with investigating the causes and physical processes in stress after illnesses but also offer patients individualised therapy. Different psychotherapeutic approaches are selected according to the needs of each patient. Active stress management exercises, autogenous training, and conversational therapy are prevailing healing techniques.

Further information can be found on Prof. Keck’s German website.

Curriculum Vitae

  • International education in Ulm, Munich, Basel, London and Zurich
  • 1996–2005: Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich
  • 2005–2014: Senior Physician at the Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich as well as Medical Director of the Swiss Private Clinic Clienia Schlössli in Oetwil am See/Zurich.
  • 2014-2019: Appointment as Director and Chief Physician of the Clinic for Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neurology at the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry in Munich


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