interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

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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Love to Live

Love to Live Christian Jonathan Haverkampf, M.D. Love make life full and helps against feelings of anxiety and fear. It means connecting with others in a meaningful way. But loves also goes beyond it. It helps to get in contact with the foundation that connects all of us. It reduces distances between people and builds …

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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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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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