Treatment-resistant major depressive disorder and assisted dying

Udo Schuklenk, Suzanne van de Vathorst
2015 Journal of Medical Ethics  
Competent patients suffering from treatment-resistant depressive disorder should be treated no different in the context of assisted dying to other patients suffering from chronic conditions that render their lives permanently not worth living to them. Jurisdictions that are considering, or that have, decriminalised assisted dying are discriminating unfairly against patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression if they exclude such patients from the class of citizens entitled to receive
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doi:10.1136/medethics-2014-102458 pmid:25935906 fatcat:y7gcpp7w3bcj5bahhbi3i7v66m