Group psychotherapy: the practice and the formation of homogeneous short term groups
In fact psychiatric diagnoses, (not geriatric), are grouped, using the DSM-IV nomenclature, into ten psychiatric problems: general anxiety disorders, social phobia, obsessive-compulsive disorders, agoraphobia, panic attacks (with or without agoraphobia), disorders from post-trauma stress, schizophrenia, abuse and dependence on drugs and alcohol.
In a recent work we proposed to group the first six problems into the “anxiety disorders”, and to add “eating disorders”, “personality disorders” and “psycho-geriatric disorders”. Thus we have seven groups of problems that we will look at from another perspective. Group psychotherapy until recently was a treatment that took time, but now interest is increasing for shorter group psychotherapy