David Stone

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UCLA Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

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Ochoa Kristen C, Pleasants Gregory L, Penn Joseph V, Stone David C   Disparities in justice and care: persons with severe mental illnesses in the U.S. immigration detention system The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2010; 38(3): 392-9.
Zahedi Sohrab, Burchuk Robert, Stone David C, Kopelowicz Alex   Gun laws and the involuntarily committed: a California road map The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2009; 37(4): 545-8.

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Humans Mental Disorders

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