Benefits Of Peer Support For Patients With BD Documented.

Medwire (11/15, Cowen) reports, “Peer support for patients with bipolar disorder (BD) may help improve adherence to online psychoeducation programs,” according to a study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The 407-patient study revealed that “among recently diagnosed BD patients assigned to an online psychoeducation program, those with peer support had significantly greater adherence than those without.” In addition, “patients with peer support had greater, albeit nonsignificant, improvements in depression symptoms and functioning than those without.”

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— “Peer support benefits psychoeducation for bipolar patients,”Mark Cowen, Medwire News, November 15, 2012.

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