Treatment-Resistant Panic Attacks (1)

Abstract—Panic attacks interfere significantly with an individual’s life. They have biological, but also psychological and environmental causes. The best therapy is usually a combination of psychotherapy and medication. This article covers several options.

Index Terms—panic attacks, panic disorder, medication, psychotherapy, psychiatry

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Haverkampf CJ Treatment-Resistant Panic Attacks J Psychiatry Psychotherapy Communication 2016 Jun 30 5(2) 45-68

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
© 2018 Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Pure ‘O’ OCD and Psychotherapy (2)

Abstract – Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a condition in which people feel the need to check things repeatedly, perform certain routines repeatedly (‘rituals’), or have certain thoughts repeatedly. People are unable to control either the thoughts or the activities for any longer periods of time. Suppressing the behavior or thoughts often causes intense feelings of anxiety, tension, nervousness and fear. OCD is quite common, and it is mostly treated with a combination of psychotherapy and medication. There is some discussion as to whether categorizations of OCD into heterogeneous forms, including a pure obsessive form, make sense. However, there are common themes and mechanisms underlying any form of OCD.

Keywords: OCD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, communication, psychotherapy, psychiatry

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Pure ‘O’ OCD and Psychotherapy (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf – psychotherapy series

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.
© 2018 Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Self-Discovery (2)

Self-Discovery is an important element mental health and in pursuing ones needs, values and aspirations. It helps in building a stronger sense of self, which is helpful from a mental health perspective. It can help make decisions and reduce internal conflicts. Knowing more about own character traits and personality can also help make interactions with other people work better. Since internal and external communication is how individuals get their needs, values and aspirations met, better communication can raise the quality of life and work effectively against various mental health issues. When life is ‘out of sync’ with the own needs, values and aspirations, anxiety and other symptoms increase. Self-discovery is an important tool among communication-focused approaches to resolve the underlying causes of these symptoms.

Keywords: self-discovery, psychotherapy

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Self-Discovery (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf – life improvement series

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Psychiatry (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf – psychiatry series

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

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

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Changing Lives (2)

Changes in internal and external communication patterns are important to keep people adapted to their changing environments and to help them pursue their needs, values and aspirations in the world. Mental health problems are often a result if changes to internal or external communication patterns are impaired. From anxiety to depression and burnout, many of today’s severely debilitating conditions can be linked to fears and a reluctance to evolve and change. Removing these barriers can lead to large increases in the quality of life.

Keywords: life improvement, psychotherapy

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Changing Lives (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

Healing Burnout (2)

Burnout can have a devastating effect on individual well-being and on a society as whole. Unfortunately, burnout develops gradually and most individuals suffering from it do not realize they have it until their job or relationship are in danger. Fears can make it difficult for an individual to seek the help that is often desperately needed.

Healing burnout consists of straight forward steps, which are also described in the author’s works on communication-focused therapy (CFT). The focus is on finding relevance and meaning again in various areas in life and in reconnecting emotionally and cognitively. Awareness of internal and external communication patterns is important to initiate the change in them which improves the interactions one has with the world and oneself.

Keywords: burnout, treatment, psychotherapy, psychiatry

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

Healing Burnout (2) Christian Jonathan Haverkampf

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

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

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

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

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.

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

For one-time access to read the article please click on the following link:

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

Please note: You are not allowed to reproduce, distribute and/or publish this article in any way. This article is protected under copyright laws worldwide. It is registered with the U.S. Copyright Office.