Group therapy is effective in increasing bipolar patients’ adherence to medications, helping them understand their symptoms and how to manage them better, helping reduce their sense of isolation, as well as in helping reduce symptoms of mania, anxiety, and depression.
A small group of members having bipolar disorder can participate in the group sessions that usually last for 1-2 hours and is facilitated by one or two psychologists. These sessions take place once or twice a week.
The number of sessions could either be pre-determined based on the modules designed by the group therapists, or it may be ongoing in which case, it is recommended that bipolar patients continue group therapy for long-term in order to achieve and maintain recovery.
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