Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) are two types of behavioral therapies used to treat addiction and other behavioral issues. CBT focuses on helping you learn how your thoughts shape your feelings and behaviors in life. By changing your thoughts, you make changes in your feelings and behaviors.
DBT is a type of CBT. DBT enhances how CBT works by helping you react better in dealing with other people. The basis of DBT is that some people react more intensely to emotional situations, like those of relationships. Maybe you know yourself to become angry, inflamed, fearful, or emotional more quickly than others. You may also see that you take longer than other people to recover from your emotional outbursts and relationship problems.