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Table 2 Main and sub-categories

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

Informants Main categories Sub-categories
Patients Lack of lasting and meaningful relationships Loneliness Humans as tools
Sense of self and personal narrative Self-presentation and identity as a patient Contradictions and spectator in own life (including plans and reality)
Stagnation, discontinuity and contradictions No or non-specific experience of development Hopelessness
Students Relationships Development of number and quality of friendships Development of personal relationships
Sense of self and personal narrative Self-presentation and self-acceptance Personal engagement and integrity
Development Changes in symptoms and strategies for coping Personal growth, happiness, and hopes for the future