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A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development: Time for a paradigm change

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A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development : Time for a paradigm change. / Cosgrove, Lisa; Mills, China; Karter, Justin M.; Mehta, Akriti; Kalathil, Jayasree.

In: Critical Public Health, 18.09.2019.

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Cosgrove, L, Mills, C, Karter, JM, Mehta, A & Kalathil, J 2019, 'A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development: Time for a paradigm change', Critical Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2019.1667488

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Cosgrove, L., Mills, C., Karter, J. M., Mehta, A., & Kalathil, J. (2019). A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development: Time for a paradigm change. Critical Public Health. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2019.1667488

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Cosgrove L, Mills C, Karter JM, Mehta A, Kalathil J. A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development: Time for a paradigm change. Critical Public Health. 2019 Sep 18. https://doi.org/10.1080/09581596.2019.1667488

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Cosgrove, Lisa ; Mills, China ; Karter, Justin M. ; Mehta, Akriti ; Kalathil, Jayasree. / A critical review of the Lancet Commission on global mental health and sustainable development : Time for a paradigm change. In: Critical Public Health. 2019.

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