Effective implementation of a structured psychoeducation programme among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in the community.

@article{Paranthaman2010EffectiveIO,
  title={Effective implementation of a structured psychoeducation programme among caregivers of patients with schizophrenia in the community.},
  author={Vijayakumar Paranthaman and Kaur Satnam and Jean-Li Lim and H S S Amar-Singh and Sondi Sararaks and Mat-Nasir Nafiza and Kaur Ranjit and Zainal-Abidin Asmah},
  journal={Asian journal of psychiatry},
  year={2010},
  volume={3 4},
  pages={
          206-12
        }
}
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