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Suicide and mental disorders: do we know enough?

  • José Manoel Bertolote (a1), Alexandra Fleischmann (a1), Diego De Leo (a2) and Danuta Wasserman (a3)
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Dr Josté M. Bertolote, Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence, World Health Organization, 20, Avenue Appia, CH-1211 Geneva 27, Switzerland

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Suicide and mental disorders: do we know enough?

  • José Manoel Bertolote (a1), Alexandra Fleischmann (a1), Diego De Leo (a2) and Danuta Wasserman (a3)
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