The American Psychological Association highlights some key findings regarding the treatment of personality disorders. Help for personality disorders:
In a study comparing dialectical behavior therapy and traditional psychotherapy, women who underwent dialectical behavior therapy were more successful at reducing suicide attempts, self-mutilating and such self-damaging behaviors as gambling and substance abuse.
As we've known for a long time, DBT helps immensely when used to treat personality disorders. I'm always happy to see more research supporting its use. We, at Durham DBT, take pride in our training and our use of a comprehensive DBT model to help those with personality disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder, specifically, and people who are struggling with emotion generally. Treatment works.