Dialectical behavior therapy for personality disorders.

  title={Dialectical behavior therapy for personality disorders.},
  author={Sidrah Rizvi and Marsha M. Linehan},
  journal={Current psychiatry reports},
  volume={3 1},
Interest in dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) as a treatment for personality disorders has increased dramatically in recent years. Although originally designed for the outpatient treatment of suicidal individuals with borderline personality disorder (BPD), DBT has been applied to many more diverse populations including comorbid substance dependence and BPD, inpatient treatment for BPD, as well as antisocial behaviors in juveniles and adults. This paper provides a brief overview of DBT… CONTINUE READING