What is Peer Support Group?

Category: Psychotherapy

Most popular types: Workabilities Clubhouse

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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 as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 3
Mild 8
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Peer Support Group

Side effect Patients
Irritability 2
Reactive Depression 2
Anger 1
Anticipatory anxiety 1
Anxious mood 1
Feeling of hopeless and irremediable social/emotional isolation 1

Show all 11 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently participating in Peer Support Group

Dosage Patients
90 min weekly 7
90 min monthly 3
120 min monthly 3
60 min weekly 2
2,700 min yearly 1
50 min monthly 1
900 min yearly 1
30 min weekly 1
15 min daily 1
120 min weekly 1

See all 15 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Peer Support Group

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 15
Felt finished with this treatment 12
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 11
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 8
I didn't have enough time 6
No convenient appointments available 6
Found another therapist or program I preferred 5
Change in health plan coverage 1
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 1
Doctor's advice 1
Expense 1
See all 44 patients who’ve stopped participating in Peer Support Group

Duration

Currently participating in Peer Support Group

Duration Patients
1-3 months 1
3-6 months 2
6 months-1 year 3
1-2 years 4
2 years or more 16

Stopped participating in Peer Support Group

Duration Patients
0-1 month 3
1-3 months 6
3-6 months 7
6 months-1 year 10
1-2 years 7
2 years or more 12

Adherence


Always
Patients
13
30%
Usually
Patients
18
42%
Sometimes
Patients
10
23%
Never taken as prescribed
Patients
2
5%

Burden


Very hard to take
Patients
2
5%
Somewhat hard to take
Patients
9
21%
A little hard to take
Patients
10
23%
Not at all hard to take
Patients
22
51%

Cost per month


Cost per month
$200+
Patients
2
5%
Cost per month
$100-199
Patients
0
0%
Cost per month
$50-99
Patients
3
7%
Cost per month
$25-49
Patients
2
5%
Cost per month
< $25
Patients
27
63%
Cost per month
Not specified
Patients
9
21%
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6 patient evaluations for Peer Support Group

43 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

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
30 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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
Gender: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Depression: 3
Mania: 2
Emotional: 4
Anxiety: 4
Compulsion: 2
External Stress: Overwhelming
30 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)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 120 min Weekly
Cost: $25-49 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
36 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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Social Skills and Support)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Mar 24, 2010 (Started Mar 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Social Skills and Support)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 90 min Weekly
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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