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Psychiatry in Belgium

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  02 January 2018


Benjamin J. Baig
Affiliation:
Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK, email bbaig@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
Veronique Delvenne
Affiliation:
Division of Psychiatry, University of Edinburgh, Royal Edinburgh Hospital, Edinburgh EH10 5HF, UK, email bbaig@staffmail.ed.ac.uk
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The Kingdom of Belgium is a high-income country in northern Europe with an approximate area of 33 000 km2 and a population of 10.5 million. The proportion of the population under the age of 15 years is 17% and the proportion of the population above the age of 60 years is 22%. Life expectancy at birth is 75.2 years for males and 81.5 years for females. As a founding member of what is now the European Union, it hosts the headquarters of the European Commission and the European Parliament, as well as other major organisations, including NATO.


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Copyright © Royal College of Psychiatrists 2008

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