Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) & Suicide

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) Special Interest Group

The overlap between eating disorders (ED) and borderline personality disorder (BPD) is extensive.  The comorbidity is high, with about 25% of ED patients having an Axis II diagnosis of BPD.  Conversely, 30% of patients with BPD present with an ED. This subset of patient is known for their severity and resistance to standard treatments.  There is an expanding body of excellent research in the area of BPD including a number of new evidence-based treatments, of which dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is the best known and most studied. 

The goal of the BPD SIG is to increase the awareness and access of the AED membership to the scholarship, emerging new treatments, training opportunities, information networks, program options and locations, and parent supports burgeoning in response to the high prevalence and increased recognition of BPD.


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