Every Family in the Land: Understanding Prejudice and Discrimination against People with Mental Illness

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 16 March 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:682
  1. Nigel Lester (, consultant psychiatrist
  1. London

    Ed Arthur Crisp

    Sir Robert Mond Memorial Trust, Royal Society of Medicine, Royal College of Psychiatrists

    ISBN 0 9541314 0 1

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