Distress Tolerance

distress toleranceI have been doing some blog – surfing and happened upon a wonderful series, on the “disorderly chickadee” site that I have referred to in the past, about the skill of “Distress Tolerance.”

In working with patients with depression, we often find ourselves encouraging them to learn about Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). And of the many parts of DBT that may be useful to people with depression or bipolar, mindfulness and distress tolerance are the ones that top the list.

Now DeeDee (the author of the disorderly chickadee site) has begun a series of articles on DBT and has published one of the best discussions I know on the subject of distress tolerance and its relevance to someone with bipolar moods.

Check it out! And if you like it leave a comment.