DBT, what do you think about it?

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anitasue
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   Posted 2/27/2006 3:20 PM (GMT -7)   
I went to my IOP, which instead was PHP, partial hospitalization program, to my surprise. 
Seems they utilize DBT, dialectical behavior therapy, something I'd never heard of before.  Seems full of buzz words, and new-agey stuff.  I'm not too impressed at all after one day.
I looked it up online, and it seems like it's just some new efficient training method that's been neatly packaged and marketed to health care systems.  Kind of "use our system, it gets the most mass results in the least amount of time, saving your company money".
If any of you have had positive experience with this, I'd love to hear about it.
I'm in the Boston area if that makes a difference...
I'm going back tomorrow to give it another try.

els
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   Posted 2/28/2006 7:13 AM (GMT -7)   

Anita,

I am very surprised that your insurance company has approved this.  Dialectical Behavior Therapy is mostly used with patients with Borderline Personality Disorder and who have had an extensive history of sexual abuse.  Oh well who am I to question...  If it works for you great, but I wouldn't push it if you are uncomfortable don't continue to go.

If it doesn't work out I would defiantly call your primary care doctor and ask them for a referral to a outpatient mental health care facility in your area that is reputable.  He should be able to point you in the right direction.

Please let us know how it goes

 


~elisha
 


anitasue
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   Posted 2/28/2006 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Elisha,

I'm so glad to read your comment, I didn't get a good feel for this at all.  In addition to what you said, it's also for Borderline Personality Disorder, and I'm severely depressed, is that the same thing??  We're in "groups" all day, but they are in lesson form, like a lecture fully of buzz words, but yet they don't tell you anything up front about this, and expect you to pick up the lingo by osmosis, maybe? 

All I know is I don't feel on iota better going to this place for 2 full days now.  I feel way more anxious and stressed, which is not what I was looking for at all.  There is no individual therapy here at all either, so I don't get how they can help individuals. 

But, all this said, I get the idea I'm the ONLY one there, the only "patient", if that's what we are, that doesn't "get it".  Both days now, I'm told, "it will make sense", but not when. 

I read the web-site and it's some new made-up stuff, which surprised me that Blue Cross Blue Shield approved this.  Maybe Boston is a "trendy" place and that's why they have this crappy program here.


Beeze
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   Posted 2/28/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -7)   
I was hospitalised last year for 2 weeks then they referred me to women's outpatient program. They told me I had to qualify because it was designed for people who suffered with depression for a long time and had tried other programs that did not work. I learned that the therapy I was being taught was DBT skills training. I was fortunate because the lady that ran the program was willing to see me after I was discharged from the program individually. I believe in DBT because it teaches ideas where you can physically do something to help the pain and suffering. I think I have a long way to go but overall the therapy has helped me. My focus tends to be in the emotion regulation module and distress tolerance module. I know I just have to keep working and "making a life worth living." Believe me it's still not easy for me. I thought I was doing pretty well and made a gutsy plan to move to Chicago with my sister to start over but the plan backfired.  That was a month ago and I mad it 3 weeks and I couldn't take the stress of not knowing anybody and losing my support system.  I came back and I feel defeated and in worse shape than before I left. Luckily my therapist took me back and she's working with me on how my venture wasn't a failure but an experiment. All I know is that other treatments did not work for me and I seemed to do better with the DBT training.  We'll see. I just thought I would give you my viewpoint.
Beeze

els
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   Posted 3/1/2006 6:53 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi Anitasue,

No, Borderline Personality Disorder and Major Depression are not the same thing.  BDT was first used for the treatment of people with Borderline Personality Disorder.  There are some places that have expanded on this into other mental disorders and they are even trying it in people with have Schizoaffective Disorder (doubt it will work though).  It is just a matter of perspective and if you can relate to what they are teaching you.  This type of treatment is NOT typical.  However, it has help quite a few people as Beeze said it helped her.  I have studied psychology and have my bachelor's degree in it, working on my masters now.  In my opinion, I tend to believe that traditional methods of therapy are more effective.  

I would still consult your physician and ask their advise as to an outpatient facility or if he could suggest a psychiatrist or counselor to you.  Or you could elminate the physician all together and call your insurance company to ask them who to go to in this area.  Perhaps you would benefit from this more. 



~elisha
 

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