How Can DBT Help Me

DBT may be for you if you experience any of the following symptoms:

Emotions

  • Heightened emotional sensitivity
  • Quick and intense emotional reactions
  • Slow return to 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
  • Relationship difficulties including hypersensitivity to criticism, disapproval, intimacy or fear abandonment
  • Impulsive and potentially self-destructive behavior in areas such as binge eating and purging, alcohol or drug abuse, sexual promiscuity, and gambling or spending sprees

Thinking

  • Extreme (black or white) thinking
  • Difficulty with problem-solving and decision making
  • Unstable self-image or sense of self
  • “Detached” thinking, ranging from mild problems with inattention to episodes of complete dissociation
  • Obsessive/Compulsive rumination