Prevention is the ultimate goal of the health professional. However, prevention in the mental health field has had a checkered career. Broad promises have not been backed up with results and prospective trials have been few and far between (Wilson, Simpson, & McCaughey, 1983).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter V. Rabins
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  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

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