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Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT)

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT)

Mentalization-Based Treatment is a psychotherapeutic approach that focuses on enhancing individuals' capacity to understand their own thoughts and emotions, as well as those of others, improving interpersonal relationships and emotional regulation.

Mentalization-Based Treatment (MBT) is a psychoanalytic therapy that emphasizes understanding one's own thoughts, emotions, and intentions, as well as the thoughts and feelings of others, to improve social interactions and emotional regulation. In MBT, therapists help individuals develop their mentalization skills, enhancing their ability to reflect on their internal mental states and comprehend the motivations behind their actions and emotions. This increased awareness of internal experiences fosters empathy and enhances interpersonal relationships. MBT is particularly beneficial for individuals with borderline personality disorder and other conditions involving emotional dysregulation, as it helps them gain insight into their behaviors and learn healthier ways to respond to social cues. By promoting mentalization, MBT facilitates emotional resilience and more satisfying social connections, leading to improved overall mental well-being.


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