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

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OCD and Psychotherapy (4)

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.

Keywords: OCD, psychotherapy


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PTSD and Psychotherapy (1)

The majority of patients treated with psychotherapy for PTSD in randomized trials recover or improve. However, several of them continue to have residual symptoms or may even get worse over time. Commonly used therapeutic approaches, particularly cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), may only provide ‘short fixes’ that ignore the underlying problems. To deal with the trauma permanently requires integrating the memory of it internally. This usually means making sense of it in a helpful and constructive way.


Keywords: PTSD, trauma, psychotherapy, treatment


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PTSD and Psychotherapy (1) Ch Jonathan Haverkampf

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