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The developmental history of mental disorder in old age: An international perspective

  • John R. Robinson (a1)
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A worldwide demographic shift towards old age is being accompanied by a corresponding increase in the number of old people presenting with psychiatric disorders, and traditional systems are unable to cope with the problem.

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The developmental history of mental disorder in old age: An international perspective

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