Dialectical behavior therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder.

  title={Dialectical behavior therapy for patients with borderline personality disorder.},
  author={G Alper and Sarah J. Peterson},
  journal={Journal of psychosocial nursing and mental health services},
  volume={39 10},
This study examined the effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) in the treatment of people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD). The frequency of self-injurious behaviors of 15 women hospitalized on a DBT unit was traced over a 4-week period. Data on self-injurious behaviors and the use of the DBT approach were collected from a review of incident reports and patients' charts. The self-injurious behaviors decreased by almost 50%. In addition, four RNs, who were… CONTINUE READING


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