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Nonprescribed use of tranquilizers or sedatives by adolescents: a Brazilian national survey

  • Emerita S Opaleye1,
  • Ana R Noto1Email author,
  • Zila M Sanchez1,
  • Tatiana C Amato1,
  • Danilo P Locatelli1,
  • Michael Gossop2 and
  • Cleusa P Ferri1
BMC Public Health201313:499

Received: 28 January 2013

Accepted: 16 May 2013

Published: 24 May 2013

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Original Submission
28 Jan 2013 Submitted Original manuscript
1 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Anna Kokkevi
16 Apr 2013 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Beatriz Tavares
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
30 Apr 2013 Author responded Author comments - Emerita Opaleye
Resubmission - Version 3
30 Apr 2013 Submitted Manuscript version 3
16 May 2013 Editorially accepted
24 May 2013 Article published 10.1186/1471-2458-13-499

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Authors’ Affiliations

Departamento de Psicobiologia, Universidade Federal de São Paulo
King’s College London, Institute of Psychiatry