What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a treatment developed by psychologist Marsha Linehan in the 1970’s as a way to help patients who suffer from a borderline personality disorder and emotional dysregulation which results in self-destructive behaviors. It was originally designed to treat patients with suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder. Since then, the DBT therapy has proven to be effective in the treatment of depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, substance abuse, addictions, other personality disorders, and impulse control disorders.
Today, Dialectical Behavior Therapy is considered to be one of the most clinically proven methods of therapy, as it is backed by a great deal of evidence-based research. The most noticeable success of DBT is that this form of therapy helps you develop strong coping skills devised to help bring about continual recovery from the psychological troubles that are affecting you.