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Table 1 Characteristics of Participants

From: The self-management of longer-term depression: learning from the patient, a qualitative study

Age 18-35 7
36-55 8
56-75 5
75+ 1
Gender Female 15
Male 6
Ethnicity White UK 17
White not UK 1
BME UK 2
BME not UK 1
Severity of depression (self-reported) Mild 2
Moderate 6
Severe 7
Moderate and Severe 1
Mild and Moderate 1
Ticked all 3 4
Length of depression Average 16 years
Range 1½-40 years
Type of depression Dysthymia 3
Persistent major depression 5
Recurrent depression 13
Other health conditions Physical health 10
Mental health 1
Physical and mental health 1
None 9
Services used (some ticked more than one category) Primary 18
Secondary 14
Voluntary 13
Managed depression well (self-reported) Yes 9
No 6
Ticked both boxes 3
Not responded/other 3