Janicak, P.G., Marder, S.R., Tandon, R., Goldman, M. (Eds.)
2014, XII, 331 p. 15 illus., 14 illus. in color.
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An invaluable resource for psychiatric practitioners, psychiatry residents, psychologists, and psychiatric nurses but also students, researchers, and policy makers
Topics range from neuroimaging, pharmacogenomics, and implications for the development of alternative or adjunctive therapies
Discusses future directions in research and implications for developing more effective therapies
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