The European Countries With The Most Psychiatrists

If Europe is driving you nuts, we have some simple advice... head to Finland!

As Statista's Niall McCarthy notes, according to new Eurostat data released to mark World Mental Health Day, the European Union has about 90,000 psychiatrists in total and Finland has the most per 100,000 inhabitants (23.60) followed by Sweden (23.19) and the Netherlands (22.95).

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The fewest per 100,000 people can be found in Malta (9.49), Poland (9.01) and Bulgaria (7.59).

In 2014, 183,500 people across the EU died due to mental and behavioural disorders with women accounting for around two-thirds of all deaths.


land_of_the_few Shemp 4 Victory Thu, 10/12/2017 - 04:10 Permalink

And the highest rate of suicide in Europe is their BFF Lithuania.SK isn't looking too good either, or Iceland. Spain and Greece look pretty good, oddly enough.… might be of interest too as a general development indicator: much of it is to do with poverty, but some countries are definitely doing something wrong with their education systemTry flipping betwen science- math -reading

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Byte Me Thu, 10/12/2017 - 02:53 Permalink

Europe suits me just fine here in the Land of Beer.The problem with Europe is the unelected, self-appointed band of fucktards taking it down the Swannee with the Hidden Agenda, (which isn't really 'hidden')

spdrdr Thu, 10/12/2017 - 03:22 Permalink

From:"A high suicide rate among psychiatrists (58 to 65/100,000 compared with that of the general population, 11/100,000) has been reported by the following: Freeman, Blachly et al, DeSole et al, and Pond.1-5 No specialty trends were noted by Craig and Pitts and Simon and Lumry.6,7 Blachly et al, De Sole et al, Freeman, and Craig and Pitts all utilized The Journal's obituaries for their samples, but each found a slightly different suicide rate and each had a different explanation for their findings. From published obituaries, these investigators have drawn conclusions about psychiatrists in general. Goppelt's8 criticism of Freeman's study is also applicable to those of Blachly et al, De Sole et al, and Craig and Pitts, "such conclusions cannot be more reliable than the data on which they are based. Because of the well-known under-reporting of suicide, the reliability of such data is low."Yeah, I know, it's from 1973.  Ever since then, the psych profession has been downplaying its own susceptibility, and vigorously tries to defeat any statistical analysis - after all, who would go to a shrink who is more likely to top themselves than you are?

smacker Thu, 10/12/2017 - 03:23 Permalink

Difficult to see how a mere 17.12 per 100,000 in Belgium can cope with all those psychopathic socialist control freaks hanging out in Brussels. Junket would need a whole team to sort his head out.

Internet-is-Beast Thu, 10/12/2017 - 04:50 Permalink

Psychiatry is a cargo cult. Like the natives in New Guinea who would construct grass airfields, towers out of logs, and wear pilot hats made of animal furs, hoping thereby to attract the big silver birds with all the food and goodies, psychiatrists wear white coats and give prescriptions just like real doctors. They also have clinics and hospitals with nursing staff and they even have a big book that lists all of the diseases (these tend to change from year to year depending on the political climate). The first order of business is to convince their 'patients' that they have actual 'diseases' and that they are 'mentally ill'.  Then they prescribe chemicals with debilitating side effects. But that is ok because the relatives of their victims patients are told that being contorted like a pretzel is due to the 'disease'.Hopefully, this scam will be seen through by the majority of the populations, but since so many benefit from being able to hospitalize their inconvenient family members, this will take time. A favorite tactic in France, for example, is for parents to turn the whole parenting thing over to the state. The trick is to starve the kid to the point where his behavior becomes aberrant and then pour psychiatric chemicals (the kids are given seven or eight drugs at a time) down his throat until he becomes a zombie. Then everyone will assume that the kid is 'mentally ill' just from his bizarre walk ('démarche hospitalier') and his blank face.Psychiatry is both a religion and a multi-billion dollar business.

Juliette Thu, 10/12/2017 - 07:01 Permalink

Psychiatry is a scam and a racket for people who want to drug and torture others, aka psychiatrists, nurses etc. It should be outlawed and banned forever. If sb. is batshit crazy, let him or her be as crazy as they want. If they are crazy and commit a crime, then fine, punish and jail them for the crime they committed, not for their "mental illness"! 

SRV brushhog Thu, 10/12/2017 - 10:40 Permalink

Oooorrrr... maybe their expenditures in non-chemical mental health treatment is paying off and is the reason for those high satisfaction numbers? But how did they slip that by Big Pharma?Do they have honest lawmakers or something? Prolly a commie plot, lead by that monster Putin of course...

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DaiRR Thu, 10/12/2017 - 12:54 Permalink

Slovakia is missing and a search says there is "no data" on "slovakia psychiatrists per 100,000".Pass me another Zlaty Bazant to go with my goose !