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Interventions to reduce discrimination and stigma : the state of the art. / Gronholm, Petra Charlotta; Henderson, Rosalind Claire; Deb, Tanya; Thornicroft, Graham J.

In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 31.01.2017, p. 1-10.

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Gronholm, PC, Henderson, RC, Deb, T & Thornicroft, GJ 2017, 'Interventions to reduce discrimination and stigma: the state of the art', Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, pp. 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1341-9

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Gronholm, P. C., Henderson, R. C., Deb, T., & Thornicroft, G. J. (2017). Interventions to reduce discrimination and stigma: the state of the art. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1341-9

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Gronholm PC, Henderson RC, Deb T, Thornicroft GJ. Interventions to reduce discrimination and stigma: the state of the art. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2017 Jan 31;1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00127-017-1341-9

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Gronholm, Petra Charlotta ; Henderson, Rosalind Claire ; Deb, Tanya ; Thornicroft, Graham J. / Interventions to reduce discrimination and stigma : the state of the art. In: Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology. 2017 ; pp. 1-10.

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