Dr Catherine Duffour, psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Epalinges and Lausanne

Practice shared with Dza-Lan Chautems (psychologist and psychotherapist) and Bernard Jouvel (coach)

Dr Catherine Duffour, psychiatrist and psychotherapist in Epalinges and Lausanne

Practice shared with Dza-Lan Chautems (psychologist and psychotherapist) and Bernard Jouvel (coach)

Psychiatry and psychotherapy consultations for everyone

We welcome adults and adolescents as well as couples and families

Mental illness diagnosis and treatment in Epalinges and Lausanne

Supporting patients during a difficult time

What can a therapist


Diagnosis and treatment of mental illness

Psychiatrist - Dr C. Duffour - Epalinges - Lausanne The psychiatrist is qualified to diagnose mental illnesses and treat them.

During his training, he acquires knowledge in the fields of human physiology biochemistry and pharmacology that allow him to prescribe drug therapy. He is also trained to treat mental illnesses with  psychotherapy .

There are several psychotherapeutic approaches. The most famous are the psychodynamic approach , the systemic approach and the cognitive-behavioural approach .

It can support patients through a difficult period, teach them how to recognise the warning signs of a relapse (in the event of a psychotic episode for example), give a different interpretation of an episode of painful life, and help guide the patient when he must make a choice, to name but a few.