What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most Popular Types: Narcotics Anonymous (NA), Adult Children of Alcoholics, Chairing an AA meeting, (Show all)

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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

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Severe
2
Moderate
3
Mild
6
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
Hospitalization 1

Show all 9 reported side effects

Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently participating in Peer Support Group)
Dosage Patients
120 min monthly 23
90 min weekly 19
90 min monthly 17
60 min weekly 13
120 min weekly 13
60 min monthly 10
60 min daily 7
180 min monthly 6
180 min weekly 4
1 hr weekly 3
Why Patients Stopped Peer Support Group(multiple reasons could be selected)
Reason Patients
Other 20
Felt finished with this treatment 11
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
Did not seem to work 3
I didn't have enough time 3
No convenient appointments available 3
Course of treatment ended 2
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Expense 1
Not indicated 1
Personal research 1
See all 46 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 2
1-2 years 2
2 years or more 18
Stopped participating in Peer Support Group
Duration Patients
0-1 month 5
1-3 months 4
3-6 months 9
6 months-1 year 11
1-2 years 5
2 years or more 10
Adherence
Always
13 30%
Usually
18 41%
Sometimes
11 25%
Never
2 5%
Burden
Very
3 7%
Somewhat
10 23%
A little
10 23%
Not at all
21 48%
Cost per month
$200+
2 5%
$100-199
0 0%
$50-99
3 8%
$25-49
1 3%
< $25
31 84%
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8 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

Cirdan
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Cirdan
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 0
Mania: 1
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 0
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
30 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: g
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See Cirdan's full Peer Support Group history

Oct 27, 2010 (Started Oct 27, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Compulsive behaviors: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Shame: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Low self esteem: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 hr Weekly
Advice & Tips: I'm only a week in, but getting things out of hiding, and into the open with a loving and accepting group is quite powerful.
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 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
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