Zealous self-help groups as adjuncts to psychiatric treatment: a study of Recovery, Inc.

@article{Galanter1988ZealousSG,
  title={Zealous self-help groups as adjuncts to psychiatric treatment: a study of Recovery, Inc.},
  author={Marc Galanter},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1988},
  volume={145 10},
  pages={
          1248-53
        }
}
  • M. Galanter
  • Published 1 October 1988
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American journal of psychiatry
In a controlled study of Recovery, Inc., a self-help program for people with psychiatric problems, the author found a decline in both symptoms and concomitant psychiatric treatment after subjects had joined the group. Scores for neurotic distress reported after joining were considerably lower than those reported for the period before joining. Scores for psychological well-being of longstanding Recovery members were no different from those of community control subjects, and fewer long-term… 

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