Posted by BirdSong on June 12, 2009, at 22:47:53
In reply to Re: I'd like to do some DBT, posted by BirdSong on June 12, 2009, at 20:43:47
This is ridiculous.
DBT is not just for "bad" cases as you stated.
It is utilized for everyone with personality disorders or personality disordered tendencies. It is also utilized for people with substance abuse issues, dissociation issues, PTSD, and it is even utilized with teenagers. I work with teens who are in DBT and they are (1) not "bad" and (2) most have less PD behaviors than you display here....
Compared with other therapy methods, in randomized controlled trials sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, DBT has shown to be significantly more successful in reducing self-harming and suicidal behaviors, improving emotional stability, and improving lives of clients with BPD or BPD tendencies.
It is a style of therapy that was created to deal with the exact things that you display in your posts: suicidal tendencies and threats, feelings of rejections that spiral into self-hate which then propels you to engage in punishment behaviors.
It's great that you have come "a long way" in 7 years with your pdoc. But print out your posts and read them. Look at the pattern. That pattern stops when you have appropriate therapy and learn skills.
You don't think your situation is "bad"....in just a month or so, you talked about jumping off the bridge in SF, you asked people to stop you and be responsible for you, you asked how many pills you could take so you don't OD, but still take alot, you have been told constantly to goto the hospital because you are threatening to harm yourself.......
That is what DBT is for.