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The study of mental distress and the (re)construction of identities in men and women with experience of long-term mental distress

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The study of mental distress and the (re)construction of identities in men and women with experience of long-term mental distress. / Timander, Ann-Charlott; Grinyer, Anne; Möller, Anders.

In: Disability and Society, Vol. 30, No. 3, 03.2015, p. 327-339.

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Timander, Ann-Charlott ; Grinyer, Anne ; Möller, Anders. / The study of mental distress and the (re)construction of identities in men and women with experience of long-term mental distress. In: Disability and Society. 2015 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 327-339.

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