March 2017

Psychotherapy and Weight Loss

Weight Loss and Psychotherapy (2)   Psychotherapy of Weight Loss Dr Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D.   There are many approaches advertised to reduce weight but I want to focus on one of them, which I also find the most important one, the psychotherapeutic approach. Being overweight or underweight can be due to a medical condition, which …

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Depression and Psychotherapy

Depression and Psychotherapy (2) Depression usually means feeling low and lacking motivation and energy to do anything enjoyable, but sometimes it may predominantly show in disturbed sleep, a lack of appetite and other diffuse bodily symptoms. The latter condition we call an atypical depression. Often individuals remain undiagnosed or misdiagnosed for a long time before …

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Schizophrenia and Medication

Schizophrenia in virtually all cases requires lifelong treatment, even when symptoms have subsided. Treatment includes better coping skills in everyday life, strategies to reduce stress and become aware of early warning signs of a psychotic episode, psychotherapy to better manage life, and medication. Medication may be life-long, but does not have to be. Medication for …

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Schools of Psychotherapy

CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – A Comparison Ch Jonathan Haverkampf Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychodynamic psychotherapy, the less intensive form of psychoanalysis, are arguably the most prominent and well-researched schools of psychotherapy (see Lambert and Bergin, 1994), apart from interpersonal therapy (IPT) models. Essentially all psychotherapies go back to the revolutionary concept of the …

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