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Doctor insights on: Group Therapy Risks

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Is group therapy effective?

Is group therapy effective?

Yes: Group therapy is particularly useful in helping people learn how to have more effective and intimate relationships with themselves and others. Learn more about group psychotherapy from material available through the american group psychotherapy association (www.Agpa.Org). ...Read more

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Is group therapy effective?

Group Therapy: Yes it is quite effective but it can be very threatening if not initiated slowly after a time in individual therapy with the same therapist who will lead your group sessions. Best. ...Read more

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Is group thereapy very effective group therapy?

Yes: More information is available from the american group psychotherapy association (www.Agpa.Org). ...Read more

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Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Why do most teen group therapy groups gender-separate?

Distraction: They do not want the teens to use the group as a dating environment. Also if the group discusses tough issues like physical or sexual abuse, the participant will not discuss this in front of the opposite sex. And in general, males and females relate and deal with problems differently. ...Read more

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Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Mental health group therapy was awful. I feel really disappointed?

Rule of Three's: Attending a mental health group therapy causes stress and anxiety. I encourage my patients to use my "rule of three's". 1) you will be anxious the first time you attend the group. 2) by the second visit your anxiety lessens as you become familiar with the process. 3) by the third visit you will have acquired enough experience and knowledge to decide if such therapy might be helpful. ...Read more

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What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

What are good group therapy activities for low-functioning adults?

Group Therapy: Educational groups can be every effective for low functioning people, groups that focus on teaching skills necessary for living a meaningful life. Occupational therapists are very good at designing and implementing such groups. ...Read more

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Is there a group therapy for people who lost a loved one who overdosed?

Support/therapy grps: Are available in every major city for many types of loss & distress. Call a local mental health agency or professional for specific information. ...Read more

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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Help please? What is group therapy like for those with anxiety disorder?

Group Therapy: It is a safe setting where the psychologist helps individuals learn to perceive more accurately and also helps to examine the realities of one's worries. People tend to be very supportive and it reduces a feeling of being alone with your problems. ...Read more

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