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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge, New York .

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Subjects:

  • Life change events.,
  • Stress (Psychology),
  • Mental illness -- Etiology.,
  • Life Change Events.,
  • Mental Disorders -- etiology.,
  • Stress, Psychological -- complications.

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Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Book details

Statementedited by Heinz Katschnig.
ContributionsKatschnig, Heinz.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRC455.4.L53 L54 1986
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 265 p. :
Number of Pages265
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2538067M
ISBN 100521255961
LC Control Number85019000

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