Toward a public policy on mental health care of the elderly by Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry. Committee on Aging.

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  • Geriatric psychiatry -- United States.

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Includes bibliographical references.

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Statementformulated by the Committee of Aging.
SeriesReport - Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry ; v. 7, no. 79, Report (Group for the Advancement of Psychiatry : 1984) -- no. 79.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 651-700 ;
Number of Pages700
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Open LibraryOL18702022M
ISBN 100873181107

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