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The burden of sympathy how families cope with mental illness by David Allen Karp

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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • Mentally ill -- Home care,
  • Mentally ill -- Family relationships,
  • Caregivers

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 291-302) and index

StatementDavid A. Karp
LC ClassificationsRC439.5 .K37 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 319 p. ;
Number of Pages319
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16988030M
ISBN 100195123158
LC Control Number99058513

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