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[The role of exogenous factors in psychiatric disorders ]

IVÁN László1, TAKÁCS László1, PETHŐ Bertalan1

MAY 01, 1967

Clinical Neuroscience - 1967;20(05)

[Authors discuss the psychopathological significance of isolation or deprivation. They draw attention to these specific exogenous factors and stress the importance of a multidimensional approach in their interpretation. Using both the literature and their own clinical experience, they aim to outline certain conclusions on this topic. ]

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  1. Budapesti Orvostudományi Egyetem Psychiatriai Klinikája

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