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The science of mental illness

The science of mental illness

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Published by BSCS in Colorado Springs, CO .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Mental illness -- Study and teaching (Middle school),
  • Activity programs in education,
  • Interdisciplinary approach in education

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesSelf-Sustaining Programs Collection.
    Statement[writing team, Louisa Bliss ... [et al.]].
    SeriesNIH curriculum supplement series, NIH publication -- no. 05-5482
    ContributionsBliss, Louisa., Biological Sciences Curriculum Study., National Institute of Mental Health (U.S.)
    The Physical Object
    Paginationx, 157 p., 28 masters :
    Number of Pages157
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL15628313M
    ISBN 101929614179
    ISBN 109781929614172
    OCLC/WorldCa74280381


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