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Treatment with Results

Why does solid evidence matter?

"Evidence-based" treatment is important and this term is often misused. When considering treatment, it is important to look at the quality of the evidence and ask some critical questions.

How do we know the evidence is solid? (There are multiple randomized controlled trials. The research has been scrutinized by other researchers and the results have been replicated.)

How do we know whether the treatment works? (There are multiple randomized controlled trials comparing those who receive the treatment vs those who receive no treatment.) 

How do we know a treatment works better than something else? (There are randomized controlled trials comparing one treatment with another treatment.) 

How do we know why a treatment works? (There are dismantling studies that separate components of a treatment and evaluate efficacy.)

Why does this matter? Treatments that, despite intense marketing, do not have solid evidence can make the patient worse. Treatments that are "pseudoscientific" can confuse a patient and use up a patient's time and financial resources by providing a component of treatment that works with components that are not evidence-based. 

When you invest time, hard work, and finances in a treatment, you want the highest chance of success. Treatments that are based on solid and repeated research have lasting positive effects.

What are the results of our DBT programs? 

Since beginning our DBT programs in February of 2006, we have been measuring treatment outcomes with scientifically reliable measures. 

We use these results to make adjustments to individual treatment plans and for ongoing evaluation of program effectiveness. We are dedicated to making sure we provide treatment that works.

Results from our treatment show that people have improved relationships, greater ability to manage moods effectively, much less use of harmful behaviors, and an average 40% improvement in the quality of their life.

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