Psychiatry (2)

Psychiatry is the medical specialty devoted to the diagnosis, prevention, study, and treatment of mental disorders. These include various abnormalities related to mood, behavior, cognition, and perceptions. Working on internal and external communication is a central focus in psychiatric treatment.

Keywords: psychiatry, psychotherapy, communication, medicine

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Psychiatry (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf – psychiatry series

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Social Anxiety (2)

This paper provides a brief overview of social anxiety and its treatment. There are several psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological treatment options. Often, a combination of the two leads to superior results. Special emphasis is given to a communication-oriented approach. Since communication is the mechanism which is impaired, communication is also the instrument how the condition and the debilitating symptoms that come with it can be reversed.

Keywords: social anxiety, anxiety, treatment, communication, communication-focused therapy (CFT), CBT, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychotherapy, psychiatry

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Social Anxiety (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf – common mental health conditions series

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

Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a relatively common disorder resulting from very different traumatic events or situations. A trauma represents information which cannot be processed by the organism in a way that is fully self-healing in the short-term. It causes a disturbance to internal communication systems which affects the internal and communication patterns a person uses. These change communication patterns can lead to various symptoms, if they are maladaptive. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be applied to several mental health conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Keywords: PTSD, post-traumatic stress disorder, communication-focused therapy, CFT, communication, psychotherapy, treatment

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

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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for Borderline Personality Disorder (2)

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a condition that comes with emotional instability, particularly after interpersonal events. Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be applied to several mental health conditions, including borderline personality disorder. The focus is on a change in internal and external communication patterns through observing, awareness, experimentation and insight. Insight into the basic parameters, including needs, values and aspirations, can help the patient to make better decisions and feel more stable in the long-run.

Keywords: borderline personality disorder, BPD, communication-focused therapy, CFT, communication, psychotherapy, treatment

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Communication-Focused Therapy (CFT) for Borderline Personality Disorder (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

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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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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

Psychotherapeutic Technique A Brief Overview (6)

When patients come to see a therapist, they often have a long list of things that do not work for them in their lives. It is easy to overlook that one of the hardest steps towards health has been taken, stepping into the office of a therapist. Psychotherapeutic Technique is then largely about helping the patient find his or her path and to have the courage to follow it. Empathy, common sense, and a good dose of optimism are helpful in this line of work, as is thinking about what is happening and has happened in the life of the patient, how they relate to themselves and the world, and that in the end everything should make sense to the head and to the heart.

Keywords: psychotherapy, psychotherapeutic technique

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Psychotherapeutic Technique A Brief Overview (6) Ch Jonathan Haverkampf

Critical Decisions

Critical Decisions (2) Ch Jonathan Haverkampf MD

Many areas, such as law and medicine, are largely about making right decisions in the face of incomplete information, but so is making a choice at the local supermarket. With many decisions, we feel we have to get them ‘right’, even if we are not sure what ‘right’ really means. Practically every decision is based on assumptions, but often we also assume basic parameters, such as our basic values and what is important to us, without questioning them, which can lead to decisions that make us worse off. This is why it is important for a good decision to reflect on one’s values and what is truly important to oneself.

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 someone correctly identifies the underlying problem as a depression. Frequently, depression is associated with anxiety, and in many cases also with OCD, because they involve some of the same neurobiological pathways, and the same medication can have an effect on all three.