Interest in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a treatment for personality disorders has increased dramatically in recent years. Although originally designed for the outpatient treatment of suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has been applied to many more diverse populations including comorbid substance dependence and BPD, inpatient treatment for BPD, as well as antisocial behaviors in juveniles and adults. This paper provides a brief overview of DBT, presents and evaluates the most recent literature on the application of DBT to the treatment of personality disorders, and highlights some of the current controversies surrounding the use of DBT.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Current psychiatry reports|
|State||Published - Feb 2001|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Psychiatry and Mental health