- Nov 17, 2018
Not sure what version of dbt you took, but the one I took it was mandatory to partner one on one talk therapy (CBT or psychoanytical) with the dbt sessions so that you can process and understand the tools in dbt. Perhaps that was why it wasn't effective for you? It changed my life.I'm personally of the opinion that for some, they are permanent. Without being purposefully negative, things like DBT and medication were of little to no help. Medication, in my case being Latuda, made things worse.
As far as talk therapy, at times I really enjoy the conversation and exploration that such a treatment can provide. On the other hand, being told by my counselor that i was "doing too much negative talk"...when it was about things that were objectively negative and my honest interpretation of them...was of no help. Things don't suddenly become positive, or less negative, to me simply by saying it is so. That's my individual case though, and everyone is different in this regard.
I do, however, hope that such things would be of benefit to you. Every viable option is worth exploring and I hope you're able to find some relief.