Group therapy reduces medical and psychiatric hospitalization

M. F. Weiner

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This article studies the impact of outpatient group therapy on medical care at a large city-county hospital. Of the 65 group therapy outpatients, 33 persons met the criterion of having attended at least 12 group sessions over the course of a year. We compared a control period (the year prior to initiating group therapy) with a study period (months 6-18 after starting group) and found a sharp decrease in the number of hospitalizations and in- hospital days. There was significantly increased use of neuroleptics and nonpsychotropics and increased attendance at nonpsychiatric clinics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-275
Number of pages9
JournalInternational Journal of Group Psychotherapy
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology


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