• Kat Schultz

Taking Your Meds Is A DBT Skill

There are many of us who take psychiatric medications to help regulate our emotions. That's totally okay. It's even a Dialectical Behavior Therapy skill!

The Emotion Regulation skill ABC PLEASE is all about ways to alter your routine in order to reduce your vulnerability to emotions. Getting balanced exercise, balanced eating, balanced sleep are all included in the acronym. The (second) A originally stood for "avoid mood-altering drugs." It's still a great idea to avoid unprescribed substances that might affect your mood. However, the skill has grown to mean something more in recent decades.