Apr 142020
 

By Anastasia Belyh

Source: Hooked on Everything

Diseases bring with them much discomfort and inconvenience. They alter your normal way of life and require urgent treatment.

There are cases however, where some conditions are not purely treatable and may need to be just managed. Living with these conditions can be challenging, but it's still possible.

One category of such conditions are those affecting the mind.

Mental conditions are not always treatable. This reality can be difficult to embrace but once you acknowledge the situation, you start managing it.

There are many types of mental conditions and disorders and most are managed through therapy. Therapy is also referred to as psychotherapy.

And just as there are many conditions, so are there different ways of dealing with them.

One such psychotherapy technique is called Dialectical Behavior Therapy.

This is what we'll look at in this article.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a common and well documented therapy type.

And as you will see, it's also easy to learn. You can learn how to use it to help someone or even to manage your own condition.

THE DIALECTICAL BEHAVIOR THERAPY

The Dialectical Behavior Therapy is a type of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT). Cognitive Behavior Therapy is therapy which focuses on the mind to either provide treatment or provide relief for the patient.

Since the target of CBT is the mind and the functions around it, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) follows the same path. It looks at the thoughts, emotions and perceptions of the patient and helps him make the changes necessary for a better life.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy is mostly used to counter the all-or-nothing kind of thinking. This kind of thinking is referred to as a cognitive distorion.

It's responsible for the kind of views held by people with anxiety and depression. It causes them to think in ...read more

Source:: An Overview of Dialectical Behavior Therapy

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