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  • Who Benefits?

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    DBT may be effective for individuals that exhibit any of the following characteristics:

    Emotion Dysregulation:

    • Quickly shifting from one intense emotion to another
    • Problems with anger
    • Feeling like emotions control your life

    Interpersonal Dysregulation:

    •  Chaotic relationships
    •  Fear of being abandoned in relationships

    Self Dysregulation:

    •  Feeling a sense of emptiness
    •  Feeling confused about who you are and what you want in your life

    Behavioral Dysregulation:

    • Self injury
    • Frequent suicidal thoughts and/or urges
    • Impulsive behaviors that are self damaging

    Cognitive Dysregulation: 

    • Extreme (black and white) thinking
    • “Detached” thinking, ranging from problems with inattention to dissociation
    • Paranoid thinking

     

    DBT has been shown in studies to be effective in treating the following psychiatric disorders:

    • Borderline Personality Disorder
    • Substance Abuse
    • Bulimia
    • Binge Eating Disorder
    • Chronic Depression

    For more information visit:  http://behavioraltech.org/downloads/dbtFaq_Cons.pdf