Research shows that DBT leads to improvement in various problems related to BPD, such as self-harming, suicide attempts, depression, eating problems and feelings of hopelessness. The latest National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidelines propose DBT as the treatment of choice for women with BPD who want to reduce self-harming.
Providing a Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Programme to your patients teaches them DBT skills necessary to regulate emotions, control self-destructive behaviours and improve interpersonal relations. It was developed for patients with severe personality disorders, including borderline personality disorders. With an ever-expanding evidence base, the scope of DBT has been widened to reach individuals for whom BPD might be a co-morbid problem such as with eating disorders or substance misuse and has been adapted to function in a variety of settings, working with children and adolescents, people with intellectual disabilities or in prisons for example.