Academic Psychiatry

, Volume 34, Issue 1, pp 67–70 | Cite as

Medical Students’ Beliefs and Attitudes Toward Mental Illness: Effects of a Psychiatric Education

International Education Report

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryBayero UniversityKanoNigeria
  2. 2.Department of PsychiatryAminu Kano Teaching HospitalKanoNigeria

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