obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition where patients either have repeated intrusive thoughts, perform compulsive behaviours (rituals), or both. The attempt to suppress these thoughts or behaviours leads to heightened anxiety and tension. While patients notice that the thoughts or behaviours do not make sense, they often find it impossible to stop them. …

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Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT) for OCD

Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT) for OCD Dr. Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Communication-Focused Therapy® (CFT) is a psychotherapy developed by the author, which can be applied to a number of mental health conditions, including obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The flows of internal and external communication maintain the functioning and the development of the individual in the world. If …

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder OCD (4)

OCD           Christian Jonathan Haverkampf MD    Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders (OCD) can interfere significantly with a patient’s life but has a reputation of being more difficult to treat. However, with a combination of psychotherapy and medication, the success rates are quite high, and in the clear majority of cases, a significant reduction in obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive …

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Body Work and Exercise for Anxiety Panic Attacks Depression and OCD

Body Work and Exercise for Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Depression and OCD Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Working with the body is often neglected in major schools of psychotherapy, such as psychodynamic psychotherapy and CBT. Depression and anxiety disorders are some of the most prevalent psychiatric disorders with close to one in five of adults exhibiting symptoms. …

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Pure ‘O’ OCD and Psychotherapy

Pure ‘O’ OCD and Psychotherapy Dr Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. 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 their thoughts or their activities for any longer periods of time. Suppressing the …

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A Case of Severe OCD – Obsessive Thoughts

Abstract—Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is often more difficult to treat than anxiety, depression and other psychiatric disorders. However, a combination of psychotherapy and medication treatment can be effective in most cases. Within a few months, there is often a marked improvement in symptoms and quality of life. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) at a higher dose, …

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