Legal Notice and Terms of Use

1. Use of our website

This page (together with the documents referred to on it) tells you the terms on which you may make use of our website. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the website. By using our website, you indicate that you accept these Terms of Use and that you agree to abide by them. If you do not agree to these Terms of Use, please refrain from using our website. You are also responsible for ensuring that all persons who access our website through your internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use, and that they comply with them. The use of any of our services by a minor is subject to the consent of their parent or guardian.

2. Prohibited Use

You may use our site only for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:

3. Purpose of this website

The content on this website is for informational purposes. This information is in no way a substitute for the consultation of a member of the medical profession, especially a physician or psychiatrist. To be sure you have all the information you need you should always ask your health care professionals. If you experience any health problems, please consult a physician for advice or treatment. The content of this website may not be used for self-diagnosis or for the selection of treatment methods.

4. Dealing with medical information

This website contains information related to psychiatric and psychosomatic symptoms, medical issues and treatment options. Such information should not replace the advice or instructions from a physician or other health professional. The information provided should not be used for diagnosing a health or fitness problem or disease. For such purposes, always consult a physican or seek medical advice from health professionals.

Never take any medication without consulting your physician or pharmacist. Always discuss a possible change or the discontiniuation of the medications with your physician.

Protected trademarks are not marked individually. All listed trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

As with other editorially created material, the information on this site may become outdated over time. We are in a constant effort to provide current and accurate information. However, there is no guarantee for the accuracy, completeness and accuracy of the statements made or the information published on this website.

Neither the persons named in the imprint nor other parties involved in creating, designing and delivering this website accept any liability for any direct, indirect, consequential or other damages - even by negligence or wrongful acts - as a result of the visit, using or not being able to use this site as well as due to errors or omissions in the content.

5. Third party websites and content / External links

Some links on this site lead to resources on the servers of third parties over which the operator of this site has no influence. The operator of this website therefore makes the explicit statement, hat he has no influence on the design and content of the linked external websites operated by third parties.

The operator of this site reviewed the linked external content at the time of creating the link, but he does not constantly check the contents of the linked websites. If the operator determines or is informed by others that a concrete offer to which he has provided a link leads to civil or criminal liability, he will of course remove the reference to this offer. The operator of this website can make no statements regarding to the accuracy or the source of information found on linked external sites. The operator of this website accepts no responsibility for the content of linked websites.

If you experience any problems while opening links on this website or if you assess the content of any linked site as critcal, please contact us.

6. Privacy Policy

The use of this website is largely possible without providing personal information. If there is the possibility within this website to enter personal data (email addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of such information by the user is on a voluntary basis.

The use of the published contact data by third parties for sending unsolicited advertisements and information materials is hereby expressly excluded. We reserve the right to take legal action in case of unsolicited use of the published contact data.

Google +
Our website uses the “+1” button of the social network Google Plus, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). If you use the “+1” button, your browser enables a direct connection to Google's servers. The contents of the “+1” button are send directly from Google to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Google collects if you use the button. For details about the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and the use of data by Google, and your rights concerning the protection of your privacy, please see the privacy policy of Google. If you are a Google Plus member and do not want Google to collect information about your visit to our website, you must log out on Google plus before you visit our website.

Our website uses social plugins from, operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States (“Twitter”). If you use the Tweet-functions, the web pages you visit will be announced to third parties and connected to your Twitter account. For details about how your data are used by Twitter as well as your rights and ways to protect your personal information, please refer to the privacy notices of Twitter.

Facebook Social Plugins
Our website uses social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, United States (“Facebook”). The Facebook plugin can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button ("Like") on our site. When you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Like" button or making a comment, this information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored on Facebook. If you are logged into your Facebook-account, Facebook can assign your visit of our website to your Facebook account. For details about the purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and use of data by Facebook, and your rights concerning the protection of your privacy, please see the privacy policies of Facebook. If you do not want Facebook to gather information about your visit to our website, you must log out on Facebook before you visit our website.

On some of our internet pages the visitor has the opportunity to rate the respective article. To provide a realistic representation of the assessment, each page can only be rated once by each visitor. To prevent multiple ratings of the same page by the same visitor, the rating script stores the current IP address of the visitor. If you do not want this, please do not take part in the ratings.

Search Script
The search script of our website stores for statistical purposes parts of the respective current IP address of the user, the last triplet (the last three digits) of the IP address are anonymized.

7. Disclaimer

Whilst we have taken reasonable care in compiling this website, we are not responsible for any action taken by any person or organisation, wherever they are based, as a result, direct or otherwise, of information contained in or accessed through this website whether such information is provided by us or by a third party. Nothing on this website should be construed as the giving of advice or the making of any recommendation and this website should not be relied upon as the basis for any decision or action. As a result of ongoing medical advances and developments, the information on this website may not always be completely up to date and, for this reason, such information is provided on an “AS IS” and “AS AVAILABLE” basis.


You agree that the use of information obtained or downloaded from or through this website is at your sole discretion and risk. Any medical information on this website is not intended as a substitute for informed medical advice and we cannot answer any unsolicited emails relating to personal healthcare issues. Information on the products mentioned on this website may vary by country. Patients and healthcare professionals should check with local medical resources and regulatory authorities for information appropriate to their country. YOU MUST CONSULT A SUITABLY QUALIFIED HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL ON ANY SPECIFIC PROBLEM OR MATTER WHICH IS COVERED BY ANY INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE BEFORE TAKING ANY ACTION.

To the extent permitted by law, we, other members of our website-design team and third parties connected to us hereby expressly exclude:

We do not warrant that functions contained in this website will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that this website or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or bugs.

The German courts will have exclusive jurisdiction over any claim arising from, or related to, a visit to our website although we retain the right to bring proceedings against you for breach of these conditions in your country of residence or any other relevant country. These Terms of Use are governed by German law.

This disclaimer is to be regarded as a part of the internet publication from which you were referred to this page. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the remaining parts of this document are not affected in their content and validity.

8. Changes to this website

We reserve the right to change any part of this website or this legal notice at any time without notice. Any changes to this legal notice shall take effect from the next time you access this website. You are expected to check this Legal Notice from time to time to take notice of any change we made, as they are binding on you. Notwithstanding the above, we shall not be obliged to keep this website up to date. If the need arises, we may suspend access to this website, or close it indefinitely.

9. Copyright

Design and content of this site are protected by copyright. All rights are reserved. This applies to the entire website and all its individual parts, graphics, layouts, logos, photos, movies, software, text and other content. It is not allowed to display this website or parts thereof in other websites or networks. Framing (display of this site in another frame) is a misuse of others' content and is not allowed. The transfer to a storage medium or the reproduction is prohibited. The publication of excerpts or sections, for example in books, pamphlets or magazines, requires the publication of the source and copyright notice and demands our written permission. Any use - including excerpts - is permitted without our express permission.

Protected trademarks are not marked individually. All listed trademarks and brands are the property of their respective owners.

The copyright for the PHP search script used on these pages lies with Webdesign Weisshart,

10. Citations

If you quote from our website, we recommend the following citation method:

Elze M, Elze S (Year of publication). Title of page. Date of publication: Date of publication. URL (downloaded Current date).

For example:

Elze M, Elze S (2017). Agoraphobia. Date of publication: 17 Feb 2017. (downloaded 10 Jul 2017).

11. Contact

Michael Elze, M.D.
Postweg 3
83209 Prien a. Chiemsee
Email: Redaktion (at)