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Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy that began with efforts to treat personality disorders and interpersonal conflicts. Evidence suggests that DBT can be useful in treating mood disorders and suicidal ideation as well as for changing behavioral patterns such as self-harm and substance use

Research shows that DBT can be helpful in tackling problems like:

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Acceptance and change using distress tolerance skills.

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Interpersonal effectiveness 


Emotion regulation 

DBT helps current emotional suffering by providing skills to stabilize mood and not make bad situations worse. This therapy helps the client seek out and create positive experiences and relationships in their life, it helps build and strengthen and maintain the relationships that are already there. DBT teaches skills to recognize difficult emotions and physical manifestations of the emotions and then teaches emotional regulation. It is required that the client does homework in between sessions and actively works on practicing and embedding these new skills.  

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