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Marsha M. Linehan

Date of birth
May 05, 1943
Date of death
December 31, 1969

This American psychologist developed the dialectical behavior therapy method for the treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder. Early in her life she herself may have suffered from borderline personality disorder misdiagnosed as schizophrenia, admitted to a psychiatric hospital and treated with drugs and electroconvulsive therapy.


Portrait courtesy Dr. Linehan

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