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Table 1 Overview of the thematic structure

From: A patient perspective on recurrent or prolonged contact with psychiatric inpatient care for affective disorder

Themes Subthemes
Difficulties in affect regulation Inadequate access to psychiatric care
Limited continuity of care
The importance of conversational supportive therapy
Passive inpatient care
Relational sensitivity Unsatisfactory encounters
Destructive actions
Resignation Insufficient active care
Lack of responsibility Inner resistance and inadequate support
Insufficient guidance
  1. The themes describe the psychological problems of the informants, and the subthemes describe the challenges that may arise in the course of psychiatric care