Why So Many Epidemics of Childhood Mental Disorder?

†Department of Special Needs Education and Child Care, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Journal of developmental and behavioral pediatrics: JDBP (Impact Factor: 2.13). 05/2013; 34(4):291-2. DOI: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31829425f5
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