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Looking for depression support group? Are they safe to join? Might they make you worse?
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Dr. Jacob Behrens
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Generally safe
there are many different types of support groups for depression.
there is evidence of benefit for different types. in the end, it is best to find a group that you relate to and ultimately feel comfortable with. Sometimes it is difficult to open up about depression at first, but often helpful in the long run.

In brief: Generally safe
there are many different types of support groups for depression.
there is evidence of benefit for different types. in the end, it is best to find a group that you relate to and ultimately feel comfortable with. Sometimes it is difficult to open up about depression at first, but often helpful in the long run.
Dr. Jacob Behrens
Dr. Jacob Behrens
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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Likely to Help
Support groups come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of benefit.
There is always the possibility that a goup will not be helpful, but unless someone there really wants you to feel worse, it is not very likely to make you worse. You might think about "trying out" a support group to make sure you feel like it is a safe and supportive setting.

In brief: Likely to Help
Support groups come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of benefit.
There is always the possibility that a goup will not be helpful, but unless someone there really wants you to feel worse, it is not very likely to make you worse. You might think about "trying out" a support group to make sure you feel like it is a safe and supportive setting.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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