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Featured article: Euthanasia for people with psychiatric disorders or dementia in Belgium

Euthanasia for people with psychiatric disorders or dementia is legal in Belgium under strict conditions, but remains a controversial practice. An analysis of officially reported cases indicates an increase in the absolute number of cases since 2008, which is particularly evident in cases with a mood disorder diagnosis

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Aims and scope

BMC Psychiatry is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of the prevention, diagnosis and management of psychiatric disorders, as well as related molecular genetics, pathophysiology, and epidemiology.


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Joanne Ryan, Section Editor

Dr. Joanne Ryan is a genetic epidemiologist who leads the Dementia Research Program in the School of Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Monash University.  She joined the editorial board of BMC Psychiatry as an Associate Editor in 2014 and became a Section Editor in 2016

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