Therapists may recommend Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for clients with depression because it can help them learn how to manage their emotions and improve their overall emotional well-being. DBT is a form of therapy that emphasizes the importance of balancing acceptance and change. DBT can help individuals with depression learn to accept their current emotional state and develop the skills to change it. DBT can help individuals with depression learn how to:
regulate their emotions
reduce self-destructive behaviors
increase their ability to tolerate stress and negative emotions
increase their sense of self-worth and self-esteem.
DBT has been found to be helpful in treating depression. It has been shown to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, and suicidal thoughts in individuals with depression. In addition, DBT can help individuals who have not seen improvement with other forms of therapy.
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