Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a comprehensive cognitive behavioral treatment for complex and difficult to treat mental health issues. Since its early development, DBT has evolved and been adapted to help people with a diverse range of disorders, such as the following:
Accomplishments of Dialectical Behavior Therapy
DBT is effective treatment that succeeds at the following:
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was originally developed to treat Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It has since been proven to be effective in treating a variety of other disorders as well. Eating disorders, substance abuse and other mental issues can be helped by DBT. In particular, recent DBT studies show very promising results for the treatment of eating disorders, including clinical trials that show an 82-90 percent rate of abstinence from binge eating at the end of a 20 session DBT therapy...
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) can be a helpful tool for treating drug addiction. This fast-growing method of treatment is being used increasingly to overcome substance abuse problems. DBT involves patients considering responses to a number of real-world situations asked by a therapist. Therapists use these responses to highlight the patient’s patterns and modes of thinking, particularly in relation to his or her drug use. DBT then involves working with the patient to role play and find alternate...