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Published by American Psychological Association in Washington, DC .
Written in English



  • United States.,
  • United States


  • Older people -- Mental health -- United States.,
  • Older people -- Mental health services -- United States.,
  • Mental illness -- Treatment -- United States.,
  • Mental illness -- United States -- Prevention.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementMargaret Gatz, editor.
ContributionsGatz, Margaret., American Psychological Association.
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.A5 E44 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxx, 379 p. :
Number of Pages379
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL791246M
ISBN 101557983178
LC Control Number95023748

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