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What does comprehensive dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) focus on?

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Comprehensive DBT focuses on four ways to enhance life skills:

  • Distress tolerance: Feeling intense emotions like anger without reacting impulsively or using self-injury or substance abuse to dampen distress.
  • Emotion regulation: Recognizing, labeling, and adjusting emotions.
  • Mindfulness: Becoming more aware of self and others and attentive to the present moment.
  • Interpersonal effectiveness: Navigating conflict and interacting assertively.

From: Mental Health and Psychotherapy WebMD Medical Reference

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on February 21, 2018

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