Borderline personality–bipolar spectrum relationship

@article{Benazzi2006BorderlinePS,
  title={Borderline personality–bipolar spectrum relationship},
  author={Franco Benazzi},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2006},
  volume={30},
  pages={68-74}
}
  • F. Benazzi
  • Published 31 January 2006
  • Psychology
  • Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
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