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Prof. Dr.
Claas Lahmann

Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Medical Director
Phone: 0049-761-270-68050


  • 1995-2002 Studies of medicine, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • 2002-2006 Residency training, University Medical Center Regensburg (internal medicine, neurology, psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and psychotherapy)
  • 2007-2016 senior physician / managing senior physician / executive senior physician, Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center, TU Munich
  • Since 2016 Full professor (W3) and Medical Director,  Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Medical Center – University of Freiburg

Focus of research

  • Somatoform and somatopsychic disorders including psychooncology and chronic pain
  • Eating Disorders            
  • Embodiment and body psychotherapy research

 Selected publications

  • Probst T, Sattel H, Henningsen P, Gündel H, Lahmann C. Alexithymia as a Moderator of Treatment Outcomes in a Randomized Controlled Trial on Brief Psychodynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Patients with Multisomatoform Disorder. Psychother Psychosom. 2017; 86:57-59.
  • Limburg K, Sattel H, Radziej K, Lahmann C. DSM-5 somatic symptom disorder in patients with vertigo and dizziness symptoms. J Psychosom Res. 2016; 91:26-32.
  • Lahmann C, Henningsen P, Brandt T, ... Schmid G. Psychiatric comorbidity and psychosocial impairment among patients with vertigo and dizziness. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015; 86:302-8.
  • Sattel H, Lahmann C, Gündel H, ... Henningsen P. Brief psychodynamic interpersonal psychotherapy for patients with multisomatoform disorder: randomised controlled trial. Br J Psychiatry. 2012; 200:60-7.
  • Lahmann C, Nickel M, Schuster T, ... Loew T. Functional relaxation and guided imagery as complementary therapy in asthma: a randomized controlled clinical trial. Psychother Psychosom. 2009; 78:233-9.