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Quality of life and mental illness: Reflections from the perspective of the WHOQOL

  • John Orley (a1), Shekhar Saxena (a2) and Helen Herrman (a3)
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Dr John Orley, Programme Manager. Programme on Mental Health. Division of Mental Health and Prevention of Substance Abuse. World Health Organization, CH-121 Geneva 27. Switzerland
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Quality of life and mental illness: Reflections from the perspective of the WHOQOL

  • John Orley (a1), Shekhar Saxena (a2) and Helen Herrman (a3)
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