Traumatic Experiences and Their Relationship to Self-Destructive Behavior in Adolescence

@article{Gvion2015TraumaticEA,
  title={Traumatic Experiences and Their Relationship to Self-Destructive Behavior in Adolescence},
  author={Y. Gvion and Amit Fachler},
  journal={Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy},
  year={2015},
  volume={14},
  pages={406 - 422}
}
  • Y. Gvion, Amit Fachler
  • Published 2 October 2015
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Infant, Child, and Adolescent Psychotherapy
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