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A new meta-structure of mental disorders: a helpful step into the future or a harmful step back to the past?: A commentary on ‘A Proposal for a meta-structure for DSM-V and ICD-11’

  • H.-U. Wittchen (a1), K. Beesdo (a1) and A. T. Gloster (a1)


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*Address for correspondence: H.-U. Wittchen, Ph.D., Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, Technische Universitaet Dresden, Dresden, Chemnitzer Str. 46, Germany. (Email:


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