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Table 1 Follow-up sample (n = 27)

From: Long-term outcome and prognosis of dissociative disorder with onset in childhood or adolescence

female 63%  
mean age at onset of dissociative disorder 11.7 years (SD = 2.54; min = 6; max = 17)  
mean age at diagnosis of dissociative disorder 12.6 years (SD = 2.71; min = 8; max = 17)  
mean age at follow-up 24.8 years (SD = 5.4; min = 18; max = 36)  
mean length of follow-up period 12.4 years (SD = 4.9; min = 2; max = 19)  
socioeconomic class 1 (according to the professional status of the parents) low: 56%
  middle: 28%
  upper: 16%
Dissociative symptoms 1 anaesthesia and sensory loss: 41%
  motor disorders: 41%
  convulsions: 33%
  amnesia: 11%
  trance and possession disorder: 4%
  multiple dissociative symptoms: (mixed dissociative disorder) 33%
co-existing symptoms 1 somatoform symptoms: 30%
  anxiety: 30%
  aggressive behaviour: 22%
  parasuicidal tendencies: 19%
  motor tics: 19%
  depression: 11%
  substance related problems: 11%
  school refusal: 11%
treatment before consulting our department inpatient: 15%
  outpatient: 7%
treatment at our department inpatient: 70%
  outpatient: 30%
  predominately analytical: 59%
  predominately family therapy: 41%
  predominately behaviour therapy: 19%
  additional psychopharmacological treatment: 15%
  terminating treatment against medical advice: 5%
treatment outcome at our department recovered or markedly reduced symptoms: 89%
  no or little improvement: 11%
  1. 1 at the time of initial referral at our department.