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Offline AncientMelody

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Has anyone been involved with one of these programs? Where you're involved with therapy programs/treatment and eval for a full day at the hospital but you go home in the afternoon or evening?

I might talk to my doctor if she thinks this would be beneficial for me.  I feel like I've been doing a lot of the things I should be CBT journaling, exercise, getting more sleep, taking my medication yet I still don't have my anxiety under control. I am in the process of a career change, and while I am excited about the new possibilities and having positive thoughts, my anxiety is still in a tailspin. I took my ativan three days in a row which is very unusual to me.  I am sleep deprived because I'm staying up late working on cover letters, sending resumes etc.

Anyway, so I have a follow-up appointment in 3 weeks, and thought maybe that since I have this transition anyway between jobs maybe doing a week in the partial hospitalization program might be a good way to utilize some of that time. I don't know if my insurance will cover it so that may be an issue but i'm mainly interested in hearing experiences of others whove done something like this.
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Offline jwall378

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Re: Intensive Outpatient program/partial hospitalization programs
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2014, 11:12:13 AM »
I did an IOP 2 years ago and helped me a lot. I was to the point where I couldn't go anywhere without anxiety/panic. Luckily, I work for a good company and they gave me paid time off for the 12 week program. For the 1st month, I went 4 days a week for 7 hours a day. I was gradually reduced down to 3 days a week for 3 hours per day and finally twice a week for 3 hours a day. Besides the counselors, they had doctors at the facility to make sure you were on the correct meds (if needed) and that you were complying with the meds. I am now able to manage my anxiety a lot better.
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