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Table 3 The development of experiential knowledge in long-term depression

From: An exploration of the conditions for deploying self-management strategies: a qualitative study of experiential knowledge in depression

Main themes of experiential knowledgeSubthemes
1. IntrospectionSelf-reflection
Self-compassion
(Self-)acceptance
Meaning-making
2. EmpowermentAutonomy
Self-confidence
Future perspective
3. Self-management strategiesDaily schedule/structure
Activities
Self-help
Contact with others
4. The environmentSocietal context
Mental health care
Social support