This replace to the critically-acclaimed first variation offers in 2 volumes comprehensible but distinctive info on psychological problems and stipulations. that includes an easy-to-use layout and written in non-technical language, the Encyclopedia contains entries for all a hundred and fifty problems labeled within the Diagnostic and Statistical handbook of psychological issues, textual content revision (DSM-IV-TR). It additionally positive aspects entries for prescription, substitute and over the counter medications, in addition to a few of the treatments used to regard psychological problems.
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