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Not speaking on an official behalf of my organization, but I feel that Dialectical Behavioral Therapy is one of the most effective non-drug therapy treatment methods for psychological problems in general, which would include DP.

There is a focus on being mindful, on learning to retain a grasp of reality, learning to organize your thoughts, and many techniques for anxiety and depression.

I am not endorsing this group on any official basis, but I just know that their web site offers a little insite into the idea. An interesting web site with links to research articles related to the treatment methods.

The web site is http://www.portlanddbt.com/index.html.

I know this topic has appeared before, and I think I started a thread on it many months ago. Just a quick link to those who are not interested in taking medications to treat their disorder, or perhaps those looking for psychotherapy with very proven results. The last time I checked, which was a few years ago, DBT was able to claim to be the only form of psychotherapy shown to have a significant treatment effect for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder.

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poonanny said:
I have done CBT and it cured me 45 % of my anxiety/depression. It didnt take away some of the obsessing and the existential thoughts, but im working on it. 8)
is this like CBT?
If you read David's link or the one below you'll get an idea of it.

http://www.priory.com/dbt.htm

I've had four months of it. I have some borderline traits, but one needn't be borderline to take a group like this.

I wish I'd had it when I was a teenager. Great coping strategies, like CBT integrated with Buddhist principles of "staying in the present", or not letting the mind wander.

Have a look at the link.

Yup, could have used that 30 years ago.

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From David's link:

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a research-supported treatment which combines cognitive-behavioral theory and methods with Eastern meditative principles and practices. Developed by Dr. Marsha Linehan and her colleagues at the University of Washington, DBT addresses problems in regulating emotions, behavior, and thinking.

Emotions
? Heightened emotional sensitivity
? Quick and intense emotional reactions
? Slow return to baseline (normal) mood
? Chronic problems with depression, anxiety, anger or anger expression

Behavior
? Repeated suicide threats or attempts
? Self-harm behavior such as cutting and burning
? Problematic interpersonal behaviors related to fears of rejection or abandonment
? Impulsive and potentially self-damaging behavior in areas such as binge eating
oand purging, alcohol or drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, gambling or
ospending sprees

Thinking
? Extreme (black or white) thinking
? Difficulty with problem-solving and decision making
? Poor self image and unstable sense of self
? Problems with "detached" thinking, ranging from mild inattention to episodes of complete dissociation

It's not a cure all but has excellent coping skills, but it takes work
 
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