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Published by International Universities Press in Madison, Conn .
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  • Geriatric psychiatry.,
  • Psychotherapy.,
  • Mental Disorders -- in old age.,
  • Psychotherapy -- in old age.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and index.

Statementedited by Joel Sadavoy and Molyn Leszcz.
ContributionsSadavoy, Joel, 1945-, Leszcz, Molyn, 1952-
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.A5 T7 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiv, 366 p. ;
Number of Pages366
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2717312M
ISBN 100823666476
LC Control Number86010487

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