cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)

Genuine Recovery from Psychosis and Schizophrenia

Whether ‘full’ recovery from psychosis, including schizophrenia, is possible, depends on the definition of the latter. A biological predisposition for schizophrenia is thought to exist in many patients with schizophrenia, which cannot be cured. Mutations in certain genes can make it more likely that an individual will suffer from schizophrenia during his or her lifetime. …

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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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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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Being a Therapist

Haverkampf, C. J. (2020). Being a Therapist. In C. J. Haverkampf (Ed.), Psychotherapy Vol V (pp. 200–220). Dublin: Psychiatry Psychotherapy Communication Publishing Ltd. Being a Therapist Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Psychotherapy goes beyond skills and theory. A therapist truly needs to be a therapist, irrespective of a particular school of thought. Important traits are an …

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Therapy of Social Anxiety Disorder

Therapy of Social Anxiety Disorder Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Social anxiety disorder can significantly reduce an individual’s choices in life and the quality of life overall. Since communication is the process by which humans fulfil their needs, values and aspirations, its effectiveness is important for satisfaction, contentment and happiness in life. It is the main …

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