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Psychotherapy to Treat and Manage Depression

Psychotherapy helps people with depression: * Understand the memories, thoughts, emotions and behaviours that contribute to their depression * Understand unresolved emotions and life events from one’s personal history which may contribute to the depression * Understand interpersonal difficulties and maladaptive interpersonal interaction patterns * Better connect with oneself to resolve emotional conflicts and develop …

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Depression

Depression Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Depression is one of the most common medical conditions, which can interfere significantly with a person’s quality of life, relationships and ability to work. Several effective treatments are available, including psychotherapy and medication. This article contains a brief overview of both areas, while focusing on psychotherapy, particularly Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT), …

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Aripiprazole and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Psychotic Bipolar Disorder

Aripiprazole in the Treatment of Psychotic Bipolar Disorder Dr Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Patients can have bipolar and psychotic symptoms at the same time. Aripiprazole has showed effectiveness in both areas in stabilising mood and reducing psychotic symptoms. Many patients, however, continue to suffer in their everyday life at the workplace, in relationships, and socially …

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Benzodiazepines and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Benzodiazepines and Psychotherapy in the Treatment of Anxiety and Panic Attacks Christian Jonathan Haverkampf M.D. The benzodiazepines have been used for decades in the treatment of anxiety and panic attacks. They still are the only widely used and effective medication available that can stop anxiety within a very short amount of time. Recommendations for their …

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Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and Psychotherapy for Borderline Personality Disorder

Antidepressants, Antipsychotics and Psychotherapy for borderline personality disorder Christian Jonathan Haverkampf M.D. Borderline personality disorder is characterized by intense, rapidly fluctuating emotional states and moods combined with impulsivity and interpersonal difficulties. The management of patients with borderline personality disorder is often challenging, with substantial risks of inappropriate or insufficient treatment. Psychotherapy is the first-line treatment …

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PTSD and Medication (4)

Haverkampf, C. J. (2020b). PTSD and Medication. In C. J. Haverkampf (Ed.), Psychiatry Vol V (pp. 200–220). Dublin: Psychiatry Psychotherapy Communication Publishing Ltd. PTSD and Medication Dr Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. The main treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are psychological therapies and medication. On the medication side, empirical evidence is strongest for the selective …

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