Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for Multiple Treatment Targets: A Case Study of a Male with Bipolar Personality and Substance Use Disorders
DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) has shown effectiveness in the treatment of borderline personality disorder, but less is known about its effects on other disorders, presenting multiple treatment targets. This case study examines the effectiveness of DBT in a 26-year-old male diagnosed with bipolar II disorder, borderline personality traits, cannabis use disorder, and alcohol use disorder.
EMDR therapy has shown promising results in addressing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in women who have experienced domestic violence. Jane experienced a positive outcome from EMDR treatment, as it effectively alleviated her PTSD symptoms and enhanced her overall psychological well-being.
TF-CBT is an effective treatment for adolescent PTSD. A case study on a 16-year-old female with a PTSD diagnosis due to sexual abuse demonstrated the benefits of TF-CBT, including psychoeducation, cognitive restructuring, and exposure therapy. The treatment resulted in a significant reduction of PTSD symptoms and improved overall mental health.
CBT is effective for treating ADHD in adults, a disorder characterized by inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity that can impair daily functioning. A 29-year-old patient with ADHD was successfully treated with CBT, resulting in significant improvements in symptoms and increased confidence.