What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

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See also: Human Growth Foundation - HGF-Adults List 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
3
Mild
5
None
28

Commonly reported side effects, conditions, and hospitalizations associated with Peer Support Group

Patients
3
Patients
2
Patients
1
Patients
1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently participating in Peer Support Group)
Dosage
120 min monthly
Patients
23
Dosage
90 min weekly
Patients
19
Dosage
90 min monthly
Patients
17
Dosage
60 min weekly
Patients
13
Dosage
120 min weekly
Patients
13
Dosage
60 min monthly
Patients
10
Dosage
60 min daily
Patients
7
Dosage
180 min monthly
Patients
6
Dosage
240 min monthly
Patients
3
Dosage
180 min weekly
Patients
3

Dosages based on patients currently participating in Peer Support Group.

Why Patients Stopped Peer Support Group(multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason
Felt finished with this treatment
Patients
12
Reason
Other
Patients
10
Reason
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help
Patients
10
Reason
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help
Patients
6
Reason
Found another therapist or program I preferred
Patients
4
Reason
No convenient appointments available
Patients
4
Reason
I didn't have enough time
Patients
4
Reason
Not indicated
Patients
1
Reason
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance
Patients
1
Reason
Expense
Patients
1
See all 35 patients who’ve stopped participating in Peer Support Group

Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Peer Support Group
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
1
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
0
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
1
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
1
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
12
Stopped participating in Peer Support Group
Duration
Patients
Duration
0-1 month
Patients
4
Duration
1-3 months
Patients
4
Duration
3-6 months
Patients
6
Duration
6 months-1 year
Patients
9
Duration
1-2 years
Patients
3
Duration
2 years or more
Patients
9

Adherence


Always
Patients
11
29%
Usually
Patients
15
39%
Sometimes
Patients
10
26%
Never
Patients
2
5%

Burden


Very
Patients
2
5%
Somewhat
Patients
8
21%
A little
Patients
10
26%
Not at all
Patients
18
47%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
8
27%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
2
7%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
3
10%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
1
3%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
24
80%
Last updated:

6 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

FataleNoir
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FataleNoir
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
29 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Phobia

See FataleNoir's full Peer Support Group history

Jun 21, 2010 (Started Jun 07, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: I started attending this group for Bipolar because I could not find a group for my condition. I felt very judged because of my age in the group. I feel that money that was "requested" at one meeting was not for intended purposes. A few days later the hospital confirmed this. The people attending the group had been doing so for years yet I saw no change or progression in recovery or stability.
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
FataleNoir
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FataleNoir
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
29 F
Function: Low
Distress: High
I am: vg
I have:
Phobia

See FataleNoir's full Peer Support Group history

Jun 19, 2010 (Started Jun 18, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Support mental / emotional health: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
crzylfe79
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crzylfe79
Gender: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 1
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Moderate
35 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See crzylfe79's full Peer Support Group history

Mar 29, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Skills and Support: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: Not specified monthly

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Social Skills and Support: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: Not specified monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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