Classifications in Psychiatry: A Conceptual History∗

@article{Berros1999ClassificationsIP,
  title={Classifications in Psychiatry: A Conceptual History∗},
  author={Germ{\'a}n E. Berr{\'i}os},
  journal={Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={33},
  pages={145 - 160}
}
  • G. Berríos
  • Published 1 April 1999
  • Psychology
  • Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry
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