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Table 1 Reasons for DBT dropout (case by case)

From: Impact of therapist change after initial contact and traumatic burden on dropout in a naturalistic sample of inpatients with borderline pathology receiving dialectical behavior therapy

  Discharge on part of the ward (n = 11) Discharge on patient’s request (n = 9) Other (n = 2)
Reasons for dropout 1. Suicidality
2. Repeated alcohol consumption
3. Aggressive behavior
4. Repeated extensive eating attacks
5. Repeated alcohol consumption and violation of other rules for our ward
6. Insult of fellow patients and team members
7. Physical attack towards fellow patient
8. Repeated therapy-interfering behavior (violating rules, missing sessions)
9. Started a love affair with a fellow patient
10. Theft and damage to property
11. Physical attack towards fellow patient
1. Ambivalence with regard to therapy
2. Felt uncomfortable in inpatient setting
3. Non-suicidal self-injury and difficulties opening in therapy sessions
4. Drug use at home, rejected to continue treatment
5. Felt uncomfortable in inpatient setting
6. Did not return to the clinic after family difficulties at home
7. Felt wronged by team members
8. Disappointment by the treatment and anger at team members
9. Felt wronged by team members and fellow patients
1. Repeated medical and social problems
2. Transfer to neurosurgical clinic