Self-disturbance and schizophrenia: Structure, specificity, pathogenesis (Current issues, New directions)

  title={Self-disturbance and schizophrenia: Structure, specificity, pathogenesis (Current issues, New directions)},
  author={Louis Sass},
  journal={Schizophrenia Research},
  • L. Sass
  • Published 31 January 2014
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Schizophrenia Research

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