People who have experienced a traumatic event know how hard it is to handle stress, anxiety, and depression caused by the trauma. Losing a job, breaking up with your partner, and experiencing other traumatic events can take a toll on your mental health. However, these issues can be eased. DBT (dialectical behavior therapy) has proven a great treatment plan for people suffering from mental illnesses – whether it is work stress or a serious mental disorder, such as depression. What is DBT? And, can it really help you cope with stress and negativity?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a treatment designed for individuals with personality disorders or who have experienced trauma, and who often struggle with suicidal thoughts, self-harming behaviors, and/or co-occurring disorders. It is not unusual for individuals who have experienced trauma to struggle with other problems such as anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, or substance misuse. DBT is a modification of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). It is an “empirically supported treatment” that has been shown to be extremely helpful in treating almost all types of mental disorders. The main purpose of the therapy is to help people understand their emotions.