Biosocial theory

This borderline life

Hi All,

I’m nearly at the end of my dialectical behavioural therapy (DBT) sessions, having spent a year studying the skills manual and practising the skills. So for myself and anyone else who is interested, i am going to write a blog post a week on most of the skills i use and the bits of the book i have found relevant to my recovery.

This week I’m going to talk about the ‘Bio’ bit in the biosocial theory. (I will do a separate post for the social bit) The ‘bio’ bit is the biological part of the theory and the social bit is the social part of the theory. Together they make one of Marsha‘s main theories on why and how some people develop borderline personality disorder.

This theory is explained is on page 14 of the book and is usually one of the first things you will go over when beginning…

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