DBT Science Database

DBT Outcomes, Effectiveness, and Efficacy Research

 Bohus M., Haaf B., Simms T., Limberger M., Schmahl C., et al. 2004 Effectiveness of inpatient dialectical behavioral therapy for borderline personality disorder: a controlled trial. Behav. Res. Ther. 42:487-99.

Comtois K.A., Elwood L., Holdcraft L.C., Simpson T.L., Smith W.R. 2007. Effectiveness of dialectical behavior therapy in a community mental health center. Cogn. Behav. Pract. In press.

Harned, M.S., Linehan, M.M. 2008. Integrating Dialiectical Behavior Therapy and Prolonged Exposure to Treat Co-Occurring Borderline Personality Disorder and PTSD: Two Case Studies. Cogn. Behav. Pract.15. 263-276.

Hoffman, P., Fruzzetti, A. & Swenson, C. (1999). Dialectical Behavior Therapy- Family Skills Training. Family Process, 38, (4), 399-414.

Koons, C. R., Robins, C. J., Tweed, J. L, Lynch, T. R, Gonzalez, A. M, G. K., Morse, J. Q., Bishop, G. K., Butterfield, M. I. & Bastian, L. A. (2001).  Efficacy of Dialectical Behavior Therapy in Women Veterans with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Behavior Therapy, 32, 371-390.

Linehan, M.M. Schmidt, H. Dimeff, L.A., Craft, J.C., Canter, J., and Comtois, K.A. (1999). DBT for patients with BPD and drug dependence. The American Journal on Addictions. 8: 279-292.

Linehan, M. M., Armstrong, H. E., Suarez, A., Allmon, D. & Heard, H. L. (1991).  Cognitive-Behavioral Treatment of Chronically Parasuicidal Borderline Patients.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 48, 1060-1064.

Linehan M.M., Comtois K.A., Murray A.M., Brown M.Z., Gallop R.J., et al. 2006b. Two-year randomized controlled trial and follow-up of dialectical behavior therapy vs. therapy by experts for suicidal behaviors and borderline personality disorder. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry 62:1-10.

Linehan, M., Dimeff, L., Reynolds, S., Comtois, K., Welch, S., Heagerty, P. & Kivlahan, D. (2002).  Dialectical Behavior Therapy versus Comprehensive Validation Therapy plus 12-Step for the Treatment of Opioid Dependent Women Meeting Criteria for Borderline Personality Disorder. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 67, 13-26.

Linehan, M. M., Heard, H. L. & Armstrong, H. E. (1993).  Naturalistic Follow-up of a Behavioral Treatment for Chronically Parasuicidal Borderline Patients.  Archives of General Psychiatry, 50, 971-974.

Linehan, M. M., Rizvi, S. L., Welch, S.S. & Page, B. (2000) Psychiatric Aspects of Suicidal Behaviour: Personality Disorders. In K. Hawton & K. van Heeringen (Eds.), International handbook of suicide and attempted suicide, pp.147-178.  Sussex, England: John Wiley & Sons .

Lynch T.R., Chapman A.L. Rosenthal M.Z., Kuo J.R., Linehan M. 2006a. Mechanisms of change in dialectical behavior therapy: theoretical and empirical observations. J. Clin. Psychol. 62:459-80.

Lynch, T.R., Trost, W.T., Salsman, N., and Linehan, M.M. 2007. Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Borderline Personality Disorder. Annu. Rev. Clin. Psychol. 3:181-205.

Sanderson, C. Swenson, C. & Bohus, M. (2002). A Critique of the American Psychiatric Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder.  Journal of Personality Disorders, April, 16(2), 122-129.

Swenson, C., Sanderson, C., Dulit, R. & Linehan, M.M. (2001).  The Application of Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder on Inpatient Units.  Psychiatric Quarterly, 72 (4), 307-325.

Swenson C., Torrey W., & Koerner K. (2002).  Implementing Dialectical Behavior Therapy. Psychiatric Services, 53, 171-178. 

Telch, C. F., Agras, W. S. & Linehan, M. M. (2000). Group Dialectical Behavior Therapy for Binge Eating Disorder: A Preliminary Uncontrolled Trial.  Behavior Therapy, 31, 569-582.