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.

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