A cross-sectional study on perception of stigma by Chinese schizophrenia patients [Expression of concern]
Authors Ren Z, Wang H, Feng B, Hill T
Received 14 July 2014
Accepted for publication 14 July 2014
Published 18 July 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 1333—1334
Ren Z, Wang H, Feng B, et al. A cross-sectional study on perception of stigma by Chinese schizophrenia patients. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment. 2014;10:535–540.
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