Neurobiology Concepts for Psychiatrists
The Carlat Psychiatry Report, Volume 16, Number 6, June 2018
David M. Kaufman, MD
Department of Neurology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, NY. Co-author of Kaufman’s Clinical Neurology for Psychiatrists, 8th ed. (Elsevier).
Dr. Kaufman has disclosed that he has no relevant financial or other interests in any commercial companies pertaining to this educational activity.
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