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Table 2 Answers to open-ended questions about mental health related internet use

From: Mental health related Internet use among psychiatric patients: a cross-sectional analysis

Arguments regarding the internet’s role in coping
  Yes (n = 85)
Improved understanding of illness 58
Exchange of experience and contact to others 19
Insight into illness 5
Availability of Internet services 3
  No (n = 64)
Lack of personal contact 38
Insufficiency and low quality of online information 16
Sufficient conventional therapy 10
Arguments in favour of internet-based self-management (n = 53)
Psychoeducation 17
Proactivity and self-control 13
Availability and anonymity 9
Exchange with others 7
Ease of integration in daily routine 4
Information for family members 3