For people with Borderline Personality Disorder, DBT is arguably the best therapy ever developed.
Borderline Personality Disorder is a serious problem. Left untreated, people with BPD have tremendous difficulty dealing with out-of-control feelings and impulses. Their lives are chaotic and painful, and their family, friends and coworkers suffer right along with them.
Until fairly recently, nothing seemed to work well on BPD. Traditional therapy seemed to offer little change, if any at all. Medications sometimes seemed to have some effect, but nowhere near enough. It looked hopeless.
But today, while most personality disorders are still not considered highly treatable (if they’re treatable at all) borderline personality disorder is now considered treatable, thanks to the efforts of a single psychologist whose groundbreaking work has focused on the treatment of BPD.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is considered a tremendous breakthrough, and has seen far more success in terms of treating the disorder than anything else in existence. It is considered by many who have been treated with it to be an actual cure.
This past June, it was made clear where the exceptional insight and dedication necessary to develop such an effective treatment came from. After many years of keeping the information private, Dr. Marsha Linehan, the American psychologist who developed the treatment, announced that she herself had suffered from the disorder.
BPD has a strong genetic component, and multiple members of a family may suffer from it.
If you or a loved one has symptoms of BPD, you should know that DBT is far and away better than anything else available. More information about DBT and how it works can be found at Marsha Linehan’s official website: www.behavioraltech.org
Join us next time — we’ll be discussing how to find the right therapist.
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