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Dialectical behavioural therapy: a working perspective

Dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) is a cognitive behavioural treatment of borderline personality disorders. Diagnostically there is sometimes an overlap between patients diagnosed as suffering from a multi-impulsive disorder, known in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders III (American Psychiatric Association, 1987) as ‘borderline personality disorder’, and those diagnosed as suffering from an eating disorder.

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