Our expert says:
I read and check out a lot, but have never heard of "Dialectic Conditioning", nor seen any shred of evidence that it works. I'm concerned when a terapist has a new fad "therapy" and offers it to all comers, without proof that it works well.
Impact of antidepressants on libido is an odd thing, in that all of them can do it in at least some people, none of them do it in most of those taking it ; and a planned shift to a different AD can make a real difference. I agree that while there's some evidence that some of these drugs may help with some episodes in a BPD's life, there is definitively no drug that cures it ; and as it lies within the structure of the personality itself rather than being an illness superimpoised on top of it, it does require proper psychological treatment to try to change these habits and automatic responses. Again, I've seen some evidence of CBT / Cognitive Therapy helping to do this reprogramming. Generally, on's best bet for finding responsible advice about which modern therapies are worthwhile, ought to be obne's local medical school Dept of Psychiatry, as some private practitioners use the opportunity to get a tax-deductable trip abroad to get trained in some flavour-of-the-month therapies, and then offer them eagerly on their return, well before there's evidence of safety and efficacy, and before academic scrutiny of the claims for such therapies has satisfied us that they really are worthwhile.
As I've never heard of the Dialectical Whatsis, can hardly advise where to get it ! ; }
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