|Description:||PE provides patients with information about their conditions, including causes, disorder course, treatment options, methods to help detect and prevent relapse, and coping strategies.1 PE may help reduce the self-stigma that patients with a mental illness perceive, as well as challenging the stigma exhibited by society.2,3 Inclusion of family members in PE may help improve the quality of life for the patient and family, and help improve family function.4,5 PE typically consists of 6–21 structured sessions and can be used alone or in conjunction with other psychotherapies.1|
|Potentially effective for the following mental health concerns:||Bipolar disorder, Depressive disorders, Substance-use disorders|
|Potentially effective in the following age groups:||Adult|
|Treatment setting options:||Individual, Group, Family|
|Treatment format options:||In-person|
|Typical treatment duration:||< 10 sessions, 10-20 sessions, 20+ sessions, Variable|
|Potential limitations:||It may not be as effective as more intensive psychotherapies such as functional remediation or cognitive behavioral therapy1|
Supporting references for the filters are as follows:
Potentially effective for the following mental health concerns: Bipolar disorder1, Depressive disorders6, Substance-use disorders7; Potentially effective in the following age groups: Adult1; Treatment setting options: Individual1, Group1, Family4,5; Treatment format options: In-person4; Typical treatment duration: < 10 sessions, 10–20 sessions, 20+ sessions, Variable1
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