How can Dialectical Behavioural Therapy help me?
If you continuously react in a disproportionate way to outside influences, DBT therapy may well be able to help you where other therapies have not. DBT is shown to be highly effective in dealing with issues such as anger management, emotional breakdowns and excessive attachment issues. If your life is an endless rollercoaster, DBT can help you to strategically address this and find ways of interacting more productively with others.
How long does Dialectical Behavioural Therapy take?
A course of DBT typically lasts around six to eight months. Your DBT therapist will chart your progress and ensure your therapy ends when you are ready. Most patients require the minimum of six months due to the ingrained nature of their emotional reactions, which in many cases are based on acute past traumas.
Is Dialectical Behavioural Therapy effective?
DBT has been lauded as a breakthrough therapy for the treatment not only of BPD and related disorders but also in cases of addiction and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). It is also shown to be very effective in group therapy situations, where patients can find solidarity in discussing their problems with others who are experiencing similar upheaval in their lives.