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Treatment resistant depression: causes and consequences

  • Andrew J. Smith (a1)
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The Joint winners of the second Merck Essay Prize for 1994 were Drs Andrew Smith and Swaran Singh. Their essays are published below. The number of entries was 15.

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Treatment resistant depression: causes and consequences

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