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Drugs and mental retardation

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Published by Thomas in Springfield, Ill .
Written in English


  • People with mental disabilities -- Mental health.,
  • Psychopharmacology.,
  • Mental retardation -- Drug therapy.,
  • Psychopharmacology.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies and indexes.

Statementedited by Stephen E. Breuning and Alan D. Poling.
ContributionsBreuning, Stephen E., Poling, Alan D.
LC ClassificationsRC451.4.M47 D78 1982
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 436 p. :
Number of Pages436
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4270458M
ISBN 100398045992
LC Control Number81016602

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