Dialectial Behavior Therapy Reduces Suicide Attempts in At-Risk Women

New research discovered a variety of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) interventions helped to reduce suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts in a group of high-risk women.

As published online by JAMA Psychiatry, the randomized clinical trial was performed on women with borderline personality disorder who were highly suicidal.

DBT is a multicomponent therapy for individuals at high risk for suicide and for those with multiple severe mental disorders, particularly those who have marked impulsivity and an inability to regulate emotions.

DBT includes individual therapy, group skills training, between-session telephone coaching and a therapist consultation team.

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