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Table 3 Distribution of types of treatment (one-on-one versus group therapy) for diagnostic subgroups; total sample (n = 342), and patients receiving medium-term (n = 271) versus patients receiving long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy (n = 71)

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

  Total sampleb Treatment 1 year Treatment 2 years
n = 342 n = 271 n = 71
n % n % n %
One-on-One       
Total Sample 256 74.9 207 76.4 49 69.0
 Depressive Disordera (F32.- to F39) 148 71.2 115 72.3 33 67.3
 Anxiety Disorder (F40.- to F41.-) 97 75.8 77 77.0 20 71.4
 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (F42.-) 14 32.6 11 36.7 3 23.1
 Somatoform Disorder (F45.-) 62 66.0 45 67.2 17 63.0
 Eating Disorder (F50.-; E66.-) 57 83.8 42 82.4 15 88.2
Group Therapy       
Total Sample 86 25.1 64 23.6 22 31.0
 Depressive Disorder (F32.- to F39) 60 28.8 44 27.7 16 32.7
 Anxiety Disorder (F40.- to F41.-) 31 24.2 23 23.0 8 28.6
 Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (F42.-) 29 67.4 19 63.3 10 76.9
 Somatoform Disorder (F45.-) 32 34.0 22 32.8 10 37.0
 Eating Disorder (F50.-; E66.-) 11 16.2 9 17.6 2 11.8
  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. bThe distribution between one-on-one and group therapy did not differ significantly between patients receiving one versus those receiving two years of treatment