- Creating the Bridge to Middle Ground - explaining dialectics
DBT is research-based treatment for suicide, affective disorders, substance abuse, personality disorders, eating disorders and self-injury.
A Dialectic is seeking a dialogue between two opposites.
DBT can be applied to its original population - Borderline Personality Disorder, aka Emotional Intensity Disorder. It can also be applied to Bipolar Disorder and Addictions, including Eating Disorders.
• Heightened emotional sensitivity
• Quick and intense emotional reactions
• Slow return to normal mood
• Chronic problems with depression, anxiety, anger or anger expression
• Repeated suicide threats or attempts
• Self-harm behavior such as cutting and burning
• Relationship difficulties including hypersensitivity to criticism, disapproval,rejection or abandonment
• Impulsive and potentially self-damaging behavior in areas such as binge eating and purging, alcohol or drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, and gambling orspending sprees
• Extreme (black or white) thinking
• Difficulty with problem-solving and decision making
• Unstable self-image or sense of self
• “Detached” thinking, ranging from mild problems with inattention to episodes ofcomplete dissociation