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Validity of the Portuguese version of the Bipolar Depression Rating Scale

  • Pedro VS Magalhães (a1), Michael Berk (a2) (a3) (a4), Keila Maria Ceresér (a1), Mauricio Kunz (a1), Fabiano Alves Gomes (a1), Brisa Simões Fernandes (a1), Lourenço Jakobson (a1), Flavio Kapczinski (a1) and Clarissa Severino Gama (a1)...


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Pedro VS Magalhães Hospital de Clínicas de Porto Alegre, Laboratório de Psiquiatria Molecular, Rua Ramiro Barcelos, 2350, 90035 003, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil. Tel: +55 51 21018845; Fax +55 51 21018846; E-mail:


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