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Butterflies, fractals and psychiatry

  • Steven Reid (a1)
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In this paper concepts related to the field of non-linear dynamics and chaos theory are discussed, and their relevance to psychiatry is considered.

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BJPsych Bulletin
  • ISSN: 0955-6036
  • EISSN: 1472-1473
  • URL: /core/journals/bjpsych-bulletin
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Butterflies, fractals and psychiatry

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