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Table 1 Reported cases of euthanasia with a diagnosis of psychiatric disorder or dementia, 2002–2013

From: Euthanasia for people with psychiatric disorders or dementia in Belgium: analysis of officially reported cases

  2002–2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
  No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%) No. (%)
No. (% of all reported cases) 10 (0.5) 9 (1.3) 16 (1.9) 19 (2.0) 29 (2.6) 42 (2.9) 54 (3.0)
 Mood disorder 4 (40.0) 4 (44.4) 3 (18.8) 7 (36.8) 13 (44.8) 22 (52.4) 30 (55.6)
 Mood disorder accompanied by another psychiatric disorder a 1 (10.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 1 (5.3) 1 (3.4) 4 (9.5) 5 (9.3)
 Other psychiatric disorder b 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 6 (37.5) 3 (15.8) 2 (6.9) 6 (14.3) 5 (9.1)
 Dementia 5 (50.0) 5 (55.6) 7 (43.8) 8 (42.1) 13 (44.8) 10 (23.8) 14 (25.9)
  1. Data presented are column percentages
  2. aMood disorder accompanied by unspecified personality disorder (5), borderline personality disorder (4), autism (1), anorexia nervosa (1), psychotic personality (1)
  3. bOther psychiatric disorders were autism (6), borderline (3), posttraumatic stress disorder (2), anorexia nervosa (3), dissociative disorder (1), immature personality disorder (1), psychosis (1), anxiety disorder (1), compulsive disorder (1), paranoid schizophrenia (1), unspecified personality disorder (1), unspecified psychiatric disorder (1)