Dialectical Behavioural Therapy is the gold standard treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder. It is also used to help distressed people who regularly self- harm and make repeated suicide attempts or engage in risky behaviours.
It was developed in the 1990’s and became established as an evidenced based and effective long-term intervention. It is also highly effective when used to treat mood disorders and recovery from sexual abuse.
DBT teaches patients lifelong skills which enable them to manage their overwhelming emotions better and improves their quality of life and relationships with others.