A major part of the human experience is working through complex and challenging emotions that we feel every day. These feelings can vary greatly depending on a wide range of factors and can change daily. When someone lives with a mental health condition that significantly affects their emotional state, finding the right treatment program is
Psychotherapy is crucial for helping individuals with mental health disorders. Since there is no effective one-size-fits-all approach for mental health treatment, different therapeutic modalities are necessary. For example, cognitive behavioral therapy is likely the most popular method for working with people who seek therapy. Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is another popular form of psychotherapy. It
Treatments for anxiety are constantly being studied and developed. New clinical approaches focus on long-term ways of helping individuals with anxiety decrease their unproductive thoughts and behaviors as well as control their overwhelming emotions. One of these approaches — dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) — has elicited positive results and responses, but what is DBT? And
What is DBT Therapy? Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is a kind of therapy that helps people who have a range of mental health disorders cope. It was initially developed in the 1980s by Dr. Marsha Linehan to treat borderline personality disorder and has since been adapted to many mental and thought disorders. DBT uses mindfulness,
According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 1 in 5 U.S. adults experiences some type of mental health issue in their lifetime. Of those, 1.4% are diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD), which is often characterized by difficulty in regulating emotions, meaning emotions flare up and diminish rapidly for longer periods and make stabilizing
By Michelle Quilter, PsyD, CASAC, DBT-LBC Traditional Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed in the early 1980s by Marsha Linehan to treat individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Individuals suffering from BPD often struggle with intense, difficult to manage negative emotions and are considered to be under controlled.
By: Moshe Winograd, Ph.D. Active engagement of the family in the treatment process plays a pivotal role in the successful recovery of mental illness. With proper education and open communication with the treatment team, families can help reduce the isolation and suffering that is often felt by someone with a mental illness.
According to the recently released 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and Health by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), about 30.5 million Americans over the age of 12 have used an illicit drug in past 30 days. The number of Americans using illicit drugs has increased by just over 2 million
The recent deaths of designer Kate Spade and chef Anthony Bourdain have brought suicide and mental illness to the forefront once again. These celebrity deaths are part of a trend showing that suicide rates are on the rise across the globe. Annually, suicides account for nearly one million deaths globally, and U.S. suicide rates have
With the constant stream of unethical practices in treatment programs, it is time to unite and be ethical. Heather Hayes discusses some of these unethical practices, and what is being done to raise awareness and make changes. She has been a uniting force in our industry and is taking a leadership role in making a