What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy

The dialectic behaviour therapy is a therapy that combines various treatment methods to treat people with borderline personality disorders. This disorder basically means that someone is unable to regulate or control his emotions. They cannot respond to stressful situations and it interferes with everyday life.

The dialectical behavior therapy has also managed to treat people with other mood disorders, such as the tendency of suicide or those who hurt themselves. It was introduced in 1991 and has become a subject of many studies. This technique has been used successfully since it was introduced.

Aspects that make up this therapy include cognitive therapy, behavioural therapy, and conceptual attention. Cognitive therapy aims to recognize and change the prospects of patients and their distorted thoughts related to their specific disorders. Behavioural therapy teaches different techniques that can be used to stop or change the behaviour that patients seek treatment for.

Mindfulness is a concept that basically teaches patients to deal with the present moment. It is a calming technique that teaches the patient to stay in the present moment, and not to worry about the past or the future. Patients usually have private sessions with therapists every week. Every week, patients are provided with an example of how specific disturbances interfere with life and their well-being. Therapists and patients then discuss this issue and the reason why patients have a certain negative reaction. They also discuss behaviour change techniques so that patients can use them in everyday life to change certain behaviours.