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dialectical vs. cognitive behavior therapy

These excerpts speak about the experience I had with cbt, and seem to illustrate well what is different about dbt from cbt. click on the headings to view the sources. Continue reading

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Marsha Linehan reveals her own story of bpd

This is a truly fantastic article and video. At 68, Marsha (the creator of Dialectical Behavior Therapy) shared her own personal story for the first time in public this past June 2011.

No one knows how many people with severe mental illness live what appear to be normal, successful lives, because such people are not in the habit of announcing themselves. They are too busy juggling responsibilities, paying the bills, studying, raising families — all while weathering gusts of dark emotions or delusions that would quickly overwhelm almost anyone else.

– Marsha Linehan

Expert on Mental Illness Reveals Her Own Struggle – NYTimes.com.

Blessings, HJ