In the 1980s, when Anthony DuBose set out to become a psychologist, he was told never to work with people with borderline personality disorder because they had high rates of suicide and intense emotional distress. They were considered untreatable. This is no longer the case. Today, an approach called dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) can help patients struggling with suicidal ideation, self-harming behavior, addiction and mood disorders. It has become the gold standard for treatment.
This therapy could save lives from suicide — if more people could get it
September 21, 2023