Data Show That DBT Reduces Suicidal Behavior
Jancin, Bruce, Clinical Psychiatry News
SEATTLE -- Dialectical behavior therapy possesses far and away the strongest evidence base of any treatment aimed at reducing suicidal behavior, Marsha M. Linehan, Ph.D., said at the annual conference of the American Association of Suicidology.
"There's no other therapy I know of that can show as many randomized studies all with the same effect size. There's consistency from the first study done in 1991 to now. So DBT is not a fluke. It is effective for suicidal behavior. Most people don't know that," said Dr. Linehan, professor of psychology and director of the behavioral research and therapy clinics at the University of Washington, Seattle.
Indeed, most therapists …
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Publication information: Article title: Data Show That DBT Reduces Suicidal Behavior. Contributors: Jancin, Bruce - Author. Magazine title: Clinical Psychiatry News. Volume: 34. Issue: 7 Publication date: July 2006. Page number: 48. © 2009 International Medical News Group. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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