Re: Has anyone gone through Intensive Outpatient Treatment?
I just recently was hospitalized and did a few weeks of the outpatient program for what's referred to as "dual diagnosis". I found the outpatient program beneficial, but I would say actually being inpatient was more of a worthwhile experience; just a life changing experience that helped me regain some control. Sorry I can't really offer more feedback on the outpatient aspect. It was good, but just not on the same level. I think there's something to be said for the amount of time we have to reflect on ourselves, and the bond we make with other patients when we are actually in the hospital. It definitely wasn't something I wanted to do, but it was the right choice. In any case, I just wanted to wish the best of luck to you. I'm clinically depressed, but also wonder if I might lean somewhat towards bi-polar II.