Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Early Life Trauma

  title={Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Early Life Trauma},
  author={Lois Wonsun Choi-Kain and Chelsey R. Wilks and Gabrielle S. Ilagan and Evan Alexander Iliakis},
  journal={Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry},
  pages={111 - 124}
Co-occurring borderline personality disorder (BPD) with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and complex posttraumatic stress disorder (CPTSD) are severe and disabling psychiatric sequelae of early trauma. While the emergence of evidence-based treatments such as dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) and prolonged exposure (PE) improved treatment for BPD and PTSD individually, treatment gaps remain for individuals with co-occurring BPD and PTSD as well as CPTSD. DBT prolonged exposure (DBT+PE) and… 

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