Dr. Matthew Siegel, Maine Behavioral Healthcare Vice President of Medical Affairs, Autism and Developmental Disorders Service and clinical researcher, is a first author of a new national practice guideline on the psychiatric care of children with Intellectual Disability.Read More
Common questions about DBT:
- Improving your quality of life by learning and applying strategies that increase your ability to stay in control of your emotions.
- Teaching you how to handle and manage disappointment and frustration.
- Helping you learn how to interact with people in a way that helps you create and maintain healthy relationships.
This therapy is designed to assist people who have regular suicidal or self-harming behaviors or thoughts that seriously interfere with their ability to manage life’s stress without becoming overwhelmed. Many people with these behaviors meet criteria for a disorder called borderline personality (BPD). It is not unusual for individuals diagnosed with BPD to also struggle with other problems such as depression, bipolar disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety, eating disorders, or alcohol and drug problems.