May 31, 2012
TIME Books “100 New Scientific Discoveries: Fascinating, Unbelievable and Mind Expanding Stories” (2011) includes Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Dialectical Behavior Therapy, a treatment for people who have borderline personality disorder — a mental illness that leaves them “without emotional skin” — was singled out as a breakthrough in the new book “100 New Scientific Discoveries: Fascinating, Unbelievable and Mind Expanding Stories” published by TIME Books. That treatment was created by UW Psychology Professor Marsha Linehan, who has been working with borderline patients in the UW’s Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinic for years. Time dubbed the treatment “fixing a busted personality,” saying it is successful with patients who were once considered incurable.