The use of dialectical behavior therapy in adolescent anger management: A systematic review

Haktanir A., Aydil D., BALOĞLU M., Kesici Ş.

Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, vol.28, no.3, pp.1175-1191, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 28 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/13591045221148075
  • Journal Name: Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, Child Development & Adolescent Studies, CINAHL, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, Food Science & Technology Abstracts, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1175-1191
  • Keywords: adolescence, anger management, Dialectical behavior therapy
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Adolescence brings about many changes that are observed biologically, psychologically, and socially. This period is viewed as challenging in many cultures and can be a time when adolescents have difficulty controlling their emotions. Researchers focusing on the emotional state of adolescence emphasized that uncontrollable anger negatively affects' adolescent mental health and social relationships. In this systematic review article, studies using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) or DBT-informed studies assessing anger among adolescents have been examined. Characteristics as well as findings of these studies have been discussed. In general, DBT is a promising psychotherapy approach in increasing adolescent anger management; however, more methodologically rigorous experimental and meta-analysis studies are warranted.