Mental health in Belgium

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Statista Dossier on mental health in Belgium

This dossier presents a range of selected statistics and data about mental health in Belgium. Key figures provide insights into the prevalence of mental illnesses in the Belgian population and access to appropriate mental healthcare. These figures cover core elements such as treatment, medication, and the most recent data on mental health institutions in Belgium.

Table of contents

  • 1. Mental illness prevalence
    • Depressive disorder prevalence in the Belgian population 2001-2020

    • Generalized anxiety disorder prevalence in the Belgian population 2001-2020

    • Poor psychological well-being prevalence in the Belgian population 2001-2018

    • Share of population with mental distress in Belgium 2001-2018

    • Share of population who once thought of suicide in Belgium 2004-2018

    • Share of population who once attempted suicide in Belgium 2004-2018

  • 2. Access to mental health care
    • Waiting time first appointment in mental health center Flanders (Belgium) 2013-2018

    • Waiting time for an appointment in mental health center in Flanders (Belgium) 2018

    • Number of registered psychologists in Belgium 2013-2018

    • Psychiatrists: number of employees in Belgium 2000-2017

    • Share of registered psychologists in Belgium 2018, by region

    • Frequency of visiting a mental health professional in Belgium 2018

    • Information sources used to find information about health in Belgium 2018

  • 3. Treatment and Medication
    • Antidepressants pharmaceutical consumption in Belgium 2005-2017

    • Use of antidepressants among the population in Belgium 2001-2018

    • Antidepressants consumption in Belgium in 2018, by region

    • Sleeping pill and tranquilizer consumption among population in Belgium 2001-2018

    • Sleeping pill and tranquilizer consumption in Belgium in 2018, by region

  • 4. Mental health institutions
    • Main complaints that led to a mental health consultation in Flanders (Belgium) 2018

    • Share of emergency admissions for social or mental reasons in Belgium, by region 2016

    • Rate of involuntary psychiatric hospital admissions in Belgium 2000-2016, by region

    • Length of hospitalizations in psychiatric services in Belgium, by region 2000-2016

    • In-the-month readmissions in psychiatric hospitals in Belgium, by region 2010-2016

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