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Preventive educational intervention for mental health by S. Richard Sauber

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Published by Ballinger Pub. Co. in Cambridge, Mass .
Written in English


  • Mental health education,
  • Health education,
  • Mental disorders -- Prevention & control,
  • Mental health

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 121-127.

Statement[by] S. Richard Sauber.
LC ClassificationsRA790.8 .S28
The Physical Object
Paginationxvii, 182 p.
Number of Pages182
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5418499M
ISBN 100884101541
LC Control Number73011002

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