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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Treatment

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is treatment used for people with borderline personality disorder.

Dialectical behavior therapy, or 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.