epidemiology and mental disorders in the Nordic countries

festschrift to Professor Claes-Göran Westrin, June 1996

Publisher: Scandinavian University Press in Oslo, Norway

Written in English
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Subjects:

  • Mental Disorders -- epidemiology -- Finland.,
  • Mental Disorders -- epidemiology -- Iceland.,
  • Mental Disorders -- epidemiology -- Scandinavia.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementPovl Munk-Jørgensen, Gunnar Kullgren (eds.).
SeriesNordic journal of psychiatry = Nordisk psykiatrisk tidsskrift -- suppl. 36, v. 50, Nordisk psykiatrisk tidsskrift -- v. 50, supple 36.
ContributionsKullgren, Gunnar., Munk-Jørgensen, Povl., Westrin, Claes-Göran.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA790.7.S3 .E65 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination72 p.
Number of Pages72
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21012137M

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