Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) was developed by psychologist Marsha M. Linehan to treat problems in emotion regulation. Although DBT was originally designed to treat chronically suicidal and self-injurious behavior, it has since been adapted to treat a variety of other problems and is useful for people struggling with mood disorders and anxiety. DBT combines techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and acceptance techniques. In DBT, clients are taught more skillful ways to regulate their emotions, deal with the distressing situations in their lives, and improve relationships with the people around them. These skills are taught group and individual therapy and offer pragmatic methods for creating a "life worth living".