Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a specific type of cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy developed in the late 1980s by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to help better treat borderline personality disorder. Since its development, it has also been used for the treatment of other kinds of mental health disorders.
What is DBT?
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) treatment is a cognitive-behavioral approach that emphasizes the psychosocial aspects of treatment. The theory behind the approach is that some people are prone to react in a more intense and out-of-the-ordinary manner toward certain emotional situations, primarily those found in romantic, family and friend relationships. DBT theory suggests that some people’s arousal levels in such situations can increase far more quickly than the average person’s, attain a higher level of emotional stimulation, and take a significant amount of time to return to baseline arousal levels.
More on DBT…
- DBT in the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
- What Does Dialectical Mean?
- Increasing Hope for the Treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder
- Another Treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder
- Blog: DBT Understood
Source and more on this article: PsychCentral.com
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