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 23 23
Depressed mood 12 10
Major Depressive Disorder 10 7
Alcohol Addiction 6 2
Borderline Personality Disorder 6 4
Eating Disorder 6 4

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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 2
Moderate 1
Mild 2
None 31

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Intensive Outpatient Program

Side effect Patients
Tiredness 2
Depression with anxiety 1
Depression with suicidal thoughts 1
Hypomania 1
Post-traumatic stress disorder 1

Dosages

Based on patients currently going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Dosage Patients
270 min weekly 1
750 min weekly 1
990 min daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Intensive Outpatient Program

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Completed the number of sessions covered by my insurance 16
Felt finished with this treatment 14
Doctor's advice 8
Other 8
This type of therapy or counseling didn't seem to help 6
Expense 4
This particular therapist or program didn't seem to help 4
Found another therapist or program I preferred 3
I didn't have enough time 3
Change in health plan coverage 1
Course of treatment ended 1
Did not seem to work 1
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Duration

Currently going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration Patients
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped going to Intensive Outpatient Program

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 14
1 - 6 months 18
6 months - 1 year 5
1 - 2 years 4
2 - 5 years 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 26
Usually 9
Sometimes 1
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 15
A little hard to take 10
Not at all hard to take 8
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 8
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 12
Not specified 15
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4 patient evaluations for Intensive Outpatient Program

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God's Worshipper
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God's Worshipper
Gender: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 1
Mania: 0
Emotional: 0
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Low
59 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
Schizoaffective Disorder

See God's Worshipper's full Intensive Outpatient Program history

Nov 16, 2012 (Started Oct 23, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Impaired communication skills)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Mental confusion)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Bipolar Disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Support mental / emotional health)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Borderline Personality Disorder)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 150 min Daily
Advice & Tips: It helped a lot while I was taking the groups. Now about two years later, I can only see a little help.

  • 0 helpful marks
lostinmd
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lostinmd
Gender: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Depression: 4
Mania: 0
Emotional: 3
Anxiety: 3
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
36 M
Function: Low
Distress: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Bipolar II

See lostinmd's full Intensive Outpatient Program history

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
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
37 M
Function: High
Distress: Low
I am: b
I have:
Major Depressive Disorder

See crzylfe79's full Intensive Outpatient Program history

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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