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Limits of scientific psychiatry the role of uncertainty in mental health by John O. Beahrs

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Published by Brunner/Mazel in New York .
Written in English


  • Psychiatry.,
  • Uncertainty.,
  • Psychiatry -- Case studies.,
  • Mental Disorders -- diagnosis -- case studies.,
  • Psychiatry -- case studies.

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Edition Notes

Statementby John O. Beahrs.
LC ClassificationsRC454.4 .B4 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxv, 230 p. :
Number of Pages230
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2718441M
ISBN 10087630420X
LC Control Number86011692

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