For a wide range of mental and psychiatric disorders, dialectical behavior therapy or popularly known as DBT has been effective. DBT has a unique way of dealing with problems related to mental or psychiatry.
DBT deals with problems such as interpersonal relationships, self-injurious behavior, emotional regulation and impulse control. These problems take a person away from a regular way of life and living. DBT changes those behaviors and makes that person themselves again.
Originally this therapy was developed for Borderline Personality Disorder, but it is seen that through DBT some other psychiatric disorders are treated. DBT can cure the following disorders:
- Alcohol and drug addictions
- Borderline Personality Disorder
- Eating disorders, such as bulimia and anorexia
- Depression and mood disorders
How is the Treatment carried?
DBT centers need a trained team of therapists of DBT who can help in working with the recovery process patient with mental, addiction or psychiatric disorder. The therapy helps you build skills of distress tolerance, emotion regulation, mindfulness, and interpersonal effectiveness. Mostly, the therapies are going to be individual therapies.
DBT centers mainly deal with the following treatments:
- Interpersonal relationships
- Impulse control
- Emotional dysregulation
- Self-harm, e.g., cutting yourself
- Anxiety and depression issues
- Issues related to trauma
- Suicidal ideation
- Substance abuse
- Disordered eating
- Self-esteem matters
- Other high-risk behaviors
The therapy is very useful for the people who struggle with behaviors that disrupt and interfere with their everyday life. The diary cards used in DBT is a major factor that helps treatment of depression. The diary cards are cards where the patients keep track of their behaviors which affect them the most. These cards also keep records of the mechanisms which helps them to cope the best. While treating patients with mental and psychiatric disorders, no miracle can work the best, but DBT is the best way to treat them.