Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD (2)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is often treated mainly or exclusively with medication. However, psychotherapy should have an important place in the treatment of ADHD and may in lighter forms be the only therapy needed. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be applied to several mental health conditions, including attention deficit disorder (ADHD). The focus is on the internal and external communication patterns the patient uses and on his or her basic parameters, the values, needs and aspirations. With awareness, reflection and experimentation these factors can be very helpful in a psychotherapeutic approach to treat ADHD.

Keywords: ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, communication-focused therapy, CFT, communication, psychotherapy, treatment

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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for ADHD (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

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A Brief Overview of Psychiatric Medication (5)

Abstract – Psychiatric medication has made many psychiatric conditions treatable within the last hundred years. Especially in combination with psychotherapy, medication has changed the lives of many patients radically, allowing them to have families and work in normal jobs even with conditions like schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, which were previously considered untreatable. Advances in psychopharmacology not only improved the individual quality of life but also benefitted families, communities and even national economies. This article gives a brief overview of the main groups of psychiatric medication.

Keywords: medication, psychiatry

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A Brief Overview of Psychiatric Medication (5) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Depression and Psychotherapy (6)

Abstract – Depression has become highly treatable and this article explores some ways of treating it with the use of psychotherapy. The approach presented is a communication focused psychotherapy which has been developed and described by the author before. Psychotherapy alone may not be sufficient in more severe cases, where medication is usually added to bring faster relief to the symptoms of depression, which also facilitates the psychotherapeutic treatment.

Keywords: depression, psychotherapy

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Depression and Psychotherapy (6) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Bipolar Disorder and Medication (4)

Bipolar disorder is a condition affecting an individual’s affective states (mood). The different flavors of bipolar disorder have in common that there are alterations in mood between above ‘normal’ (hypomania, mania) and normal or below normal (melancholia, depression). The other important mood disorders are the various types of depression, while mania without episodes of depressions is a rarity. The first line treatment of choice in cases of bipolar disorder is medication. However, in the long run psychotherapy has shown to be successful in making the condition more manageable for individuals suffering from it. This article presents a brief overview of the different types of medication used for bipolar disorder.

Keywords: bipolar disorder, medication, psychiatry

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Bipolar Disorder and Medication (4) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for Anxiety and Panic Attacks (2)

Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be  applied to a number of mental health conditions, including anxiety disorder and panic attacks. It focuses  on creating greater awareness and insight into internal and external communication patterns and  making changes to them. This also helps gain insight into the basic parameters, the needs, values and  aspirations which are important for motivation and the direction of changes, behaviors and interactions  with oneself and others.

Keywords: anxiety, panic attacks, communication-focused therapy, CFT, communication, psychotherapy, treatment

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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for Anxiety and Panic Attacks (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Anxiety and Medication (4)

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by an unpleasant state of inner turmoil, often accompanied by nervous behavior, such as pacing back and forth, somatic complaints, and rumination. It is the subjectively unpleasant feelings of dread over anticipated events, such as the feeling of imminent death. However, with psychotherapy or a combination of psychotherapy and medication anxiety disorders have become highly treatable. Since there is a high comorbidity with other conditions, such as depression and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), the use of an antidepressant for both the anxiety and depression can lead to significant improvements in the patient’s quality of life. This article explores the biology of anxiety and the different types of medication to treat it.

Keywords: anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, medication, psychiatry

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Anxiety and Medication (4) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

The Dreams We Have (2)

Our dreams are what moves us forward in life. Imagining what one day might be is highly motivating and an importing testing ground for current decisions. Imagination can provide the direction and the motivation for change. Fears, however, can reduce the flexibility and openness which are required to fulfill these aspirations of the future. These are fears which are basically maladaptive. Better emotional and cognitive connectedness with oneself and better communication with the outside world can help to overcome these fears, Communication-focused therapy is one of the approaches used to improve internal and external communication.

Keywords: happiness, motivation, fears, communication-focused therapy, CFT, psychotherapy

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The Dreams We Have (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf