Forget CBT - it's DBT.

Eleanor Stein has posted an interesting article on Co Cure,however I read it with growing  unease. Perhaps it is  her suggestion that health care professionals model their intervention upon Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I looked it up.

DBT is derived from helping individuals who have : "Borderline Personality Disorder" to accept "their dire level of emotional dysfunction", according to Wikipedia.

Apparently : " the therapist aims to accept and validate the client’s feelings at any given time, while, nonetheless, informing the client that some feelings and behaviors are maladaptive, and showing them better alternatives".

That is not the-overt- message of the article. There is no reason, I can see, to mention DBT in the first place.

Why on earth can people with ME not enjoy an honest encounter with a health professional without some kind of behaviour therapy going on ?


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