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Dyad conversations about self-stigma in two Scottish communities. / Mackay, Rob; Bradstreet, Simon; Mcarthur, Andy; Dunion, Linda.

In: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, Vol. 38, No. 2, 2015, p. 194-200.

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Mackay, R, Bradstreet, S, Mcarthur, A & Dunion, L 2015, 'Dyad conversations about self-stigma in two Scottish communities', Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, vol. 38, no. 2, pp. 194-200. https://doi.org/10.1037/prj0000149

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Mackay, R., Bradstreet, S., Mcarthur, A., & Dunion, L. (2015). Dyad conversations about self-stigma in two Scottish communities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal, 38(2), 194-200. https://doi.org/10.1037/prj0000149

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Mackay R, Bradstreet S, Mcarthur A, Dunion L. Dyad conversations about self-stigma in two Scottish communities. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2015;38(2):194-200. https://doi.org/10.1037/prj0000149

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Mackay, Rob ; Bradstreet, Simon ; Mcarthur, Andy ; Dunion, Linda. / Dyad conversations about self-stigma in two Scottish communities. In: Psychiatric Rehabilitation Journal. 2015 ; Vol. 38, No. 2. pp. 194-200.

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