Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a highly recommended depression treatment that can succeed when antidepressants have failed. According to research conducted by Harvard University, about 66% of people who have depression do not get significant relief from taking antidepressants.Such patients can benefit from an alternative depression treatment like transcranial magnetic stimulation. About 50 percent of…
What DBT Therapy Is Used to Treat in Mental Health
DBT therapy, also called dialectical behavioral therapy, is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy that aims to teach patients how to identify potential triggers and cope with mental health symptoms long-term. It primarily focuses on living in the moment and regulating emotions for a more peaceful life and relief from symptoms of certain mental health conditions.
When a psychiatrist may recommend DBT therapy
DBT therapy was first developed in the 1980s to treat patients with borderline personality disorder who were not seeing the desired benefits from traditional cognitive behavioral therapy. This form of therapy has evolved and is used to treat more conditions, such as mood disorders, general anxiety disorder, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Borderline personality disorder (BPD)
The initial purpose of DBT therapy was to offer a successful alternative to traditional CBT for patients who were not seeing the desired results from treatment. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a serious mental health condition that causes emotional instability, insecurity, and concerns of self-worth, among other mood-related symptoms. Every case of BPD is unique, and DBT therapy aims to help patients cope with the condition by focusing on the identification of triggers and coping mechanisms that work with an emphasis on achieving peace of mind and emotional stability.
DBT therapy is often an option for most types of mood disorders. The two most notable mood disorders that DBT therapy can help treat are depression (including major depressive disorder) and bipolar disorder.
General anxiety disorder (GAD)
General anxiety disorder (GAD) is a condition in which the individual experiences anxiety that affects their daily life. It is a chronic disorder that lasts for more than six months, and many patients require ongoing treatment for the condition.
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health condition in which the individual has difficulty focusing or controlling their behavior. The severity of ADHD can vary. Individuals with severe ADHD may require DBT therapy, particularly if lifestyle changes and alternative methods of professional treatment do not help improve the individual’s symptoms.
Self-harm or suicidal ideation and behavior
Individuals who are at risk of self-harm, express suicidal ideation, or have attempted suicide subsequent to major depressive disorder, PTSD, or alternative concerns may benefit from DBT therapy. DBT therapy seeks to help the individual determine the reason for their negative thoughts and find ways to create more positive thoughts and actions.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) occurs after a traumatic life event. Individuals with PTSD have a hard time recovering from the incident and may benefit from DBT therapy if their symptoms do not improve through other methods of treatment.
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