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Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Treating Deliberate Self-Harm Behaviors

There is a significant distinction between suicidality and deliberate self-harm (DSH) behaviors such as cutting. Unlike those who take (or attempt to take) their own lives, individuals who engage in self-harming behaviors do so to regulate their emotions, to relieve […]

DBT Therapy is an Effective Treatment for BPD

The majority of those with borderline personality disorder (BPD) experience difficulty regulating their thoughts and emotions, often demonstrating impulsive behavior such as suicidality. While some individuals with BPD can be high functioning in certain settings, such as work, they frequently […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Substance Abuse

According to the United Nations 2016 World Drug Report there are approximately a quarter-billion drug users worldwide. Over 29 million of those people are estimated to suffer from drug use disorders. Although use of some drugs like cocaine has declined […]

Treating Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder With DBT

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that some individuals can develop after experiencing or witnessing a life-threatening event such as a serious accident, military combat, a natural disaster, or physical or sexual abuse. Distressing emotions (e.g., anger, guilt, […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy Shown to Lessen Depression in Older Adults

Most people have had “down” days where feelings of gloom and sadness sap the desire to get out of bed and face the day’s challenges. And while no one is immune to these feelings, most are able to move beyond […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy’s (DBT) Effects on Eating Disorders

While Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was initially created to treat individuals struggling with serious effects of borderline personality disorder such as chronic suicidality, the problem-solving approach of DBT has also shown promise among populations coping with other debilitating disorders. DBT […]

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Lessens Suicide Attempts in High-Risk Women

Originally developed to treat chronically suicidal individuals diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) has since demonstrated success in treating a wide range of additional mental health disorders including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, and […]