While DBT wasn’t originally created for depression, its core premise has proven to be effective for people with it. The skill-development nature of DBT gives patients a goal to work toward, helping them create a more positive outlook for themselves.
Student life is stressful. Everyone in school, at some point, gets overwhelmed and starts feeling down. But there’s a clear line between a tough stretch and a diagnosis of depression. We all feel sad at times. Unlike sadness, depression is not always brought on by a singular event or situation. It’s also more intense and chronic than these inevitable blue period
Have you ever experienced a moment where you feel so angry that you felt you would burst? For example, the satellite TV company has put you on hold for over an hour. While the waiting was annoying at first, you were able to manage. But as time wore on, your patience grew thin. Don’t they [...]
Dealing with Stressful Situations You Can't Control I take my usual morning walk to 7-Eleven and this morning while making my coffee I overheard a conversation between three women. One of the women was talking about having breast cancer. The surgery, the medications, the pain and being unable to work. Listening to her, it is clear that [...]
Understanding Your Emotions with Suffolk DBT I share a common understanding with the people I help. I know what it feels like to be born sensitive. Many share with me that it feels like a curse to be emotional and that they feel misunderstood in the world. I say that it can be considered to [...]