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Peer Support Interventions for Mental Health Conditions and Addictive Disorders: Clinical Effectiveness, Cost-Effectiveness, and Guidelines

Last updated: February 17, 2020
Project Number: RB1425-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Device
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with mental health conditions or addictive disorders?
  2. What is the cost-effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with mental health conditions or addictive disorders?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding peer support interventions for the management of individuals with mental health conditions or addictive disorders?

Key Message

Ten systematic reviews (six with meta-analyses) were identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with mental health conditions or addictive disorders. One economic evaluation was identified regarding the cost-effectiveness of peer support interventions for the management of individuals with bipolar disorder. In addition, seven evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding peer support interventions for the management of individuals with mental health conditions or addictive disorders.