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Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial

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Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist : phase II randomised controlled trial. / Ekers, David; Richards, David; McMillan, Dean; Bland, J. Martin; Gilbody, Simon.

In: British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 198, No. 1, 01.2011, p. 66-72.

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Ekers, D, Richards, D, McMillan, D, Bland, JM & Gilbody, S 2011, 'Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 198, no. 1, pp. 66-72. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.079111

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Ekers, D., Richards, D., McMillan, D., Bland, J. M., & Gilbody, S. (2011). Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry, 198(1), 66-72. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.079111

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Ekers D, Richards D, McMillan D, Bland JM, Gilbody S. Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist: phase II randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Psychiatry. 2011 Jan;198(1):66-72. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.110.079111

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Ekers, David ; Richards, David ; McMillan, Dean ; Bland, J. Martin ; Gilbody, Simon. / Behavioural activation delivered by the non-specialist : phase II randomised controlled trial. In: British Journal of Psychiatry. 2011 ; Vol. 198, No. 1. pp. 66-72.

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