What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

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Generic Name: Peer Support Group

Peer support occurs when people provide emotional or practical help to each other. It is often used to refer to activities where colleagues, members of self help organizations and others meet as equals to give each other support on a reciprocal basis.

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

side_effects of Peer Support Group"

Severe
2
Moderate
6
Mild
12
None
66

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently participating in Peer Support Group)
Dosage Patients
120 min monthly 25
90 min weekly 20
90 min monthly 18
1 hr daily 15
60 min weekly 13
120 min weekly 13
1 hr weekly 12
2 hr weekly 11
1 other daily 11
60 min monthly 10
Why Patients Stopped Peer Support Group(multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 35
Did not seem to work 13
Felt finished with this treatment 12
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 9
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 5
Found another therapist or program I preferred 4
Course of treatment ended 3
I didn't have enough time 3
No convenient appointments available 3
Not indicated 3
Personal research 2
Expense 1
Doctor's advice 1
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
See all 70 patients who’ve stopped participating in Peer Support Group

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 0
3-6 months 1
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 43
Stopped participating in Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 6
1-3 months 8
3-6 months 12
6 months-1 year 16
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 20
Adherence
Always
29 34%
Usually
39 45%
Sometimes
15 17%
Never
3 3%
Burden
Very
6 7%
Somewhat
17 20%
A little
26 30%
Not at all
37 43%
Cost
$200+
2 3%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
7 10%
$25-49
5 7%
< $25
55 80%
Last updated:

19 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

LittleBean
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LittleBean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

See LittleBean's full Peer Support Group history

Dec 23, 2012 (Started Sep 05, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
Bombsyki
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Bombsyki
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 1
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
28 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: n
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Bombsyki's full Peer Support Group history

Aug 19, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Guilt related to addiction: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Tobacco Addiction: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Alcohol Addiction: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Drug Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Advice & Tips: 1. When you don't feeling like going, then its time to go. 2. Forming friendships with ppl that get me. 3. being able to face problems and not get overwhelmed by them
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 27, 2012 (Started May 23, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Drug Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1 other Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
LittleBean
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LittleBean
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 0
External Stress: Low
29 F
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vg
I have:
ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder)

See LittleBean's full Peer Support Group history

Dec 28, 2010 (Started Mar 28, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Alcohol Addiction: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 2 other Weekly
Advice & Tips: Best decision I ever made - it saved my life.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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