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Table 1 Study Sample Characteristics

From: Service user perspectives of community mental health services for people with complex emotional needs: a co-produced qualitative interview study

Primary sampling criteria Category N
Current diagnosesa Personality disorder 29
  Complex post-traumatic stress disorder 1
Service use Specialist 16
  Non-specialist 10
  Unclear if specialist or non-specialist 4
Age 18–24 3
  25–34 8
  35–44 8
  45–54 4
  55–64 5
  65–74 1
  Information not available 1
Sex Female 24
  Male 6
Sexuality Heterosexual 12
  Bisexual / Gay / Lesbian 6
  Information not available 12
Ethnicity Black British /Caribbean 2
  British Asian / Indian 3
  Chinese 4
  Mixed Race 2
  White British / English / Other 19
Region of England (ONS classifications) North West 2
  North East 1
  Yorkshire / Humber 2
  West Midlands 2
  East Midlands 3
  South West 2
  London 17
  South East 1
  1. a Diagnoses included: anxious avoidant personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, emotionally unstable personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, obsessive compulsive personality disorder, paranoid personality disorder and schizotypal personality disorder. Some participants also received earlier/concurrent diagnoses such as adjustment disorder, autism, bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety, eating disorder, or been mis-diagnosed with bipolar, depression or schizophrenia. Some had their type of ‘personality disorder’ diagnosis changed or replaced by complex post-traumatic stress disorder