Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) provides people with skills necessary to manage painful emotions and decrease conflict in relationships. Using a DBT Diary App can help you on your journey in many ways.
It is regularly used to treat mood disorders as well as those who need to change patterns of behavior that are not helpful, such as self-harm, suicidal ideation, and substance abuse.
DBT was founded by Dr. Marsha Linehan at the University of Washington. DBT there was shown to be effective in diagnosing people with BPD or Borderline Personality disorder.
The main way DBT works is by creating a controlled environment for people to regulate their emotions around a particular disorder. It incorporates both group and individual therapy sessions.
DBT revolves around exploring deeper meaning in a patient’s life and setting goals to incorporate activities that bring joy to them. A positive self-identity allows the person to improve their self-worth, allowing the patient to overcome their disorder.
CareClinic DBT Diary App Helps with Deep Reflection Through Journaling
A user can record things that are meaningful as a check-in via the Care Clinic App. The app will automatically generate health reports and logs that help the patient discover what is truly making them happy and what is not.
As an example, a user may:
- Record any physical activity
- Record what they learned in a DBT therapy session in the diary
- Record or connect the app to a wearable that records sleep
- Record any medication that they may be taking
- Record any symptoms or foods that they have had
All this information is fed into the Reports section which provides the user with charts, logs and a correlations list which helps the user better learn about themselves.
This information is exportable and can then be shared with their doctor for further analysis. The app provides Correlations which helps the user connect the dots. Examples would be to discover that running leads to more sleep. Sleep leading to improved happiness, which in turn leads to higher self-worth to self.
CareClinic takes the hassle out of figuring out what is working and what isn’t by acting as a DBT Diary App. The best part is the anecdotal data from the DBT diary starts to form into a quantifiable progress report that can be used to asses progress of DBT.
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