How Effective Is Group Therapy For Depression?

Question: How effective is group therapy for depression?

Answer: Group psychotherapy can be very effective for individuals with depression, particularly those people who are having difficulties with relationships with others. There are some people who prefer not to have a one-on-one approach, but prefer to work on their relationships with others, who are more focused on their relationships with others and others' opinions of them. And in that circumstance, group psychotherapy can be very effective.

Another circumstance in which group psychotherapy can be particularly effective is where one is going through a particular type of life stress -- for example, the loss of a loved one or the end of a relationship. And to be in a group with other people who are having similar struggles can sometimes provide some important validation and support for an individual who's coping with the transition in life, and struggling to get over a depression that comes from that.

Whatever the circumstance, group psychotherapy has routinely been shown to be very effective for individuals with depression.

Next: Is Light Therapy Useful For Depression In Seasonal Affective Disorder?


Previous: How Effective Is Family Therapy For Depression?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4361100. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4361100. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4361100.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston stopped a would be smuggler from bringing nearly 7 ounces of cocaine into the country in tamales, Aug. 22, 2014.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Real Housewife Phaedra Parks Lists Home in Suburban Atlanta
Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Phaedra Parks, has listed her 4,000-square-foot home with 5 bedrooms and 6 baths for $340,900.
In this image from video posted on Facebook, courtesy of the George W. Bush Presidential Center, former President George W. Bush participates in the ice bucket challenge with the help of his wife, Laura Bush, in Kennebunkport, Maine.
(Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center/AP)