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Residential Depression Treatment Centre

— Depression affects 320 million people


View our video on depression and our treatment at The Kusnacht Practice

Symptoms and effects of depression

Many people experience low moods for short periods of time, but when this becomes a debilitating factor on a regular basis it may be an indicator of something far more serious. Symptoms may persist for many months or even years, and depression can affect the way a person thinks and behaves. Feelings of dread, sadness or worthlessness can be very debilitating and can severely limit an individual’s ability to function normally at home or work.

The most common symptoms of depression

  1. withdrawing from close family and friends
  2. relying on alcohol and sedatives
  3. not doing usually enjoyable activities
  4. loss or change of appetite
  5. feeling guilty and indecisive


Treatment for depression

Treatment for depression

- a personal journey to wellbeing

Depression can develop from a combination of factors that are physical, psychological, biochemical or genetic. It can also be triggered by social factors and adverse life events such as bereavement, sexual or physical abuse, and severe stress. Detailed laboratory and environmental analyses allow us to present a unique treatment plan, medical restoration and relaxation therapy in luxury surroundings that fit your personal needs.


We provide the very best care and comfort. The investment starts at CHF 93,000 per week, depending on the requirements of the individual client. Fees are settled directly by the client (we do not work with insurance companies) and we can supply written quotations upon request.

The Kusnacht Practice services are not covered by Swiss health insurances. All costs are to be covered directly by the clients. Patients who are domiciled in Switzerland and are therefore mandatorily health insured may be reimbursed by their health insurance for medical services in accordance with the Federal Law on Health Insurance (KVG) and its implementing provisions.

Client testimonial

  • Haya, aged 42

    “I was suffering badly from my bipolar and personality disorder and it was the cause of my marriage break up, but I was offered unconditional love and support at The Kusnacht Practice. I had tried other centers, but it was the therapy and aftercare from The Kusnacht Practice that enabled me to recover from my bipolar disorder.”

Treatment enquiries

Phone +41 43 499 60 50
E-mail [email protected]

General enquiries

Phone +41 43 541 11 52
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The Kusnacht Practice is open and fully operational.

We continue to closely monitor the COVID-19 developments and follow the strict guidelines advised by the Swiss Health Authorities.

We are resolutely focused on two aspects: protecting our clients and employees.

All properties in our portfolio are regularly disinfected and deep-cleansed, along with our vehicle fleet.

All clients and staff are tested and monitored for symptoms.

The safety of our clients is further aided through their individualised programme, each treated privately in their own clinical residence.

We have immediate access to the leading doctors and hospitals within the region. Our use of technology is enabling seamless communications and business operations.

Our environment is entirely safe and The Kusnacht Practice team continues to provide treatment and services of the highest standard.