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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Reducing risks for mental disorders: frontiers for preventive intervention research/Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders, Division of Biobehavorial Sciences and Mental Disorders, Institute of Medicine; Patricia J. Mrazek and Robert J. Haggerty, editors.

p. cm.

Prepared at the request of the U.S. Congress.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

ISBN: 0–309–04939–3

1. Mental illness—Prevention—Research—Government policy—United States. 2. Mental health promotion—Research—Government policy—United States. 3. Mental illness—United States—Prevention. 4. Mental health promotion—United States. I. Mrazek, Patricia Beezley. II. Haggerty, Robert J. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Committee on Prevention of Mental Disorders. IV. United States. Congress.

[DNLM: 1. Mental Disorders—prevention & control—United States. 2. Risk Factors. 3. Preventive Psychiatry. WM 100 R321 1994]

RA790.6.R44 1994



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