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Comprehensive dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is effective in treating emotion dysregulation and associated behavioral problems and well supported in psychotherapy literature. Psychiatrists often interact with patients in DBT programs and for whom DBT principles are warranted. DBT is a set of principles, strategies, and skills that can be applied to not only psychotherapy but also psychiatric care of patients with chronic emotion dysregulation. This article provides key points to help with an introduction to comprehensive DBT in order to benefit psychiatrists in their care of such patients.

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