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Table 2 Overview of reported diagnoses at baseline as documented by clinician and overview of most frequently recorded diagnoses by chapter ICD-10-GM; total sample (n = 342), comparison of patients with one year (n = 271) versus those with two years of treatment (n = 71)

From: Course of self-reported symptoms of 342 outpatients receiving medium- versus long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy

  Total
sample
Treatment
1 year
Treatment
2 years
n = 342 n = 271 n = 71
n % n % n %
Diagnoses (ICD-10-GM)       
 Number of diagnoses (mean, SD)* 4.27 (2.46) 4.12 (2.40) 4.85 (2.63)
 1 diagnosis 31 9.1 26 9.6 5 7.0
 2–5 diagnoses 222 64.9 182 67.2 40 56.3
 6–10 diagnoses 89 26.0 63 23.2 26 36.6
Chapter F (Mental and behavioral disorders)a       
 Depression (F32.- to F39) 208 60.8 159 58.7 49 69.0
 Anxiety (F40.- to F41.-) 128 37.4 100 36.9 28 39.4
 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (F42.-) 43 12.6 30 11.1 13 18.3
 Somatoform disorder (F45.-)* 94 27.5 67 24.7 27 38.0
 Eating disorder (F50.-; E66.-) 68 19.9 51 18.8 17 23.9
 Presence of ≥1 other diagnoses chapter F 206 60.2 163 60.1 43 60.6
Chapter E (Endocrine, nutritional, metabolic)       
 Presence of ≥1 diagnoses chapter E 58 17.0 45 16.6 13 18.3
Chapter G (Diseases of nervous system)       
 Presence of ≥1 diagnoses chapter G 83 24.3 67 24.7 16 22.5
Chapter M (Musculoskeletal system)       
 Presence of ≥1 diagnoses chapter M 78 22.8 61 22.5 17 23.9
Other (predominantly chapters I, K and R)       
 Presence of ≥1 further diagnoses* 182 53.2 136 50.2 46 64.8
  1. aAs patients were frequently diagnosed with more than one clinical diagnosis (ICD-10-GM), the sum of diagnoses is larger than the total sample size because of co-morbidities
  2. *Significant group differences at p < .05 level (chi-square tests; for mean number of diagnoses: t-test statistic for independent samples)