Biological Therapy and Psychotropic Medications. A Biological Approach to Psychiatric Illness Mary Vercoutere, RN, MSN. The Biology of Psychiatric Illness. Origin is a change in cerebral activity Results in behavioral and mental disturbances These are Physiological changes
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A Biological Approach to
Mary Vercoutere, RN, MSN
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