Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is treatment used for people with borderline personality disorder. 

DBT is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy developed specifically as a comprehensive treatment for individuals who meet criteria for borderline personality disorder, as well as patients with any severe impulsive or out-of-control behavioral patterns (eg, reckless driving, binge eating, episodic alcohol and substance abuse). Much of the dialectic behavior therapy treatment paradigm derives from Buddhist meditative practices. The treatment involves exercises in mindfulness, emotional regulation and distress tolerance and acceptance.

Behavioral Health Services

North Shore-LIJ strives to address the diverse mental health needs of the community by providing a continuum of high-quality psychological services and behavioral health resources.

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