What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

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

Irritability 3
Crying 2
Anger 1
Anxious mood 1
Feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation 1
Suicidal thoughts or urges 1

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently participating in Peer Support Group)
Dosage Patients
120 min monthly 23
90 min weekly 18
90 min monthly 17
60 min weekly 13
120 min weekly 13
60 min monthly 10
60 min daily 7
180 min monthly 6
240 min monthly 3
180 min weekly 3
Why Patients Stopped Peer Support Group(multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Felt finished with this treatment 11
Other 10
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 8
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 5
Found another therapist or program I preferred 3
No convenient appointments available 3
I didn't have enough time 3
Not indicated 1
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Expense 1
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Duration

How Long Current Patients Have Been In Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 0
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 0
6 months-1 year 1
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 17
Stopped participating in Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 4
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 6
6 months-1 year 8
1-2 years 3
2 years or more 8
Adherence
Always
11 30%
Usually
15 41%
Sometimes
9 24%
Never
2 5%
Burden
Very
2 5%
Somewhat
8 22%
A little
9 24%
Not at all
18 49%
Cost per month
$200+
2 7%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
3 10%
$25-49
1 3%
< $25
24 80%
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6 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

FataleNoir
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FataleNoir
Sex: 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: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
FataleNoir
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FataleNoir
Sex: 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: $25-49 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
crzylfe79
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crzylfe79
Sex: 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: < $25 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: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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