Dialektisk atferdsterapi for ungdom i Norge : teori, metode og erfaringer fra et behandlingstilbud
Journal article, Peer reviewed
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Original versionTidsskrift for Norsk psykologforening 44(2007) Nr. 12, S. 1475-1484
Dialectic behavior therapy (DBT) and treatment experiences from group treatment of adolescents using DBT are presented. Five patients aged 15-19 completed treatment and were interviewed before and 3 months after the treatment period. The adolescents reported fewer suicide attempts and incidences of self-harm behavior, and more adaptive strategies replacing earlier dysfunctional behaviors during treatment and in the following 3 months period. One of five reported a decrease in general symptom level (SCL- 90-R). However, all reported reduction in experienced problem-related distress and would recommend this treatment to other adolescents. DBT appears to be applicable in a Norwegian context.