Findings revealed that all three of the treatments made a significant difference in these women’s lives, reducing the severity of intentional self-injury, the number of suicide attempts and overall reason for living.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy Interventions Helpful In Preventing Suicide Attempts
First Posted: Mar 25, 2015 06:15 PM EDT
New findings published in JAMA Psychiatry have shown that a variety of dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) interventions have be found helpful in preventing suicide attempts and nonsuicidal self-injury acts when reviewed in a randomized clinical trial of women who were dealing with a borderline personality disorder (BPD).
Women who are suffering with BPD oftentimes have a heightened fear of abandonment, frequent mood swings, self-harming behaviors and chronic feelings of emptiness that may lead to suicidal tendencies.
Previous research has shown that DBT, a multicomponent therapy for individuals at high risk for suicide and with similar or multiple severe mental disorders, can particularly benefit from this kind of help as it works to regulate irrational thoughts and stabilize emotions.
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