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Table 1 Background of informants

From: Treating symptoms or assisting human development: Can different environmental conditions affect personal development for patients with severe mental illness? A qualitative study

Background information Patient (N = 14) Students (N = 15)
Diagnosesa
 Anxiety/depression 8 5
 Bipolar disorder   1
 Schizophrenia, other psychotic disorder 6 7
 Personality disorder 4 8
 ADHD, learning disorders, autism spectrum disorder 2 3
 Dependency (alcohol, drugs) 8 3
 Other 1  
Age
 18–29 7 7
 30–49 5 5
 50 or older 2 3
Gender
 Male 9 7
 Female 6 8
Duration of problems
 2–5 years 1  
 6–10   
 11–20 1  
 Since childhood/adolescence 12 15
  1. aMany informants reported more than one diagnosis