What is Intensive Outpatient Program?

Category: Psychotherapy

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An intensive outpatient program is an intermediate level of mental health care. Individuals are seen as a group 2 to 5 times a week (depending on the structure of the program) for 2 to 3 hours at a time.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Support mental / emotional health 26 32
Major depressive disorder 16 9
Depressed mood 12 10
Alcohol use disorder 6 2
Eating disorder 6 4
Borderline personality disorder 5 3

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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 5
Moderate 5
Mild 3
None 35

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intensive Outpatient Program

Side effect Patients
Panic attacks 2
Anticipatory anxiety 1
Confusion 1
Depression with anxiety 1
Depression with suicidal thoughts 1
Flashbacks 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Dosage Patients
10 min daily 1
270 min weekly 1
840 min weekly 1
1,080 min weekly 1

Why patients stopped taking Intensive Outpatient Program

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 17
Felt finished with this treatment 14
Other 12
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 8
Doctor's advice 7
Expense 4
Found another therapist or program I preferred 4
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 4
I didn't have enough time 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
See all 49 patients who've stopped going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration

Currently going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 17
1 - 6 months 22
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 30
Usually 13
Sometimes 5
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 10
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 15
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 9
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 13
Not specified 25
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4 patient evaluations for Intensive Outpatient Program

Jul 14, 2017 (Started May 15, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for major depressive disorder)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Panic attacks, Flashbacks)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 540 min Weekly
Advice & Tips: DBT was very helpful. I'd recommend it for everyone, even those not dealing with depression/anxiety.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 17, 2011 (Started Oct 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Suicidal thoughts or urges)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 900 min Weekly
Cost: $100-199 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2010 (Started Feb 22, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 900 min Weekly

  • 0 helpful marks
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