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Rights of the Mentally Disabled

Statements and Standards (2002)

by American Psychiatric Association Hospital & Community Psychiatry Service.

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Published by Amer Psychiatric Pub .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Personal & public health,
  • Mental Health And Hygiene,
  • Care,
  • Mental health laws,
  • Mentally ill,
  • United States

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages60
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8216152M
    ISBN 100890420025
    ISBN 109780890420027


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