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Is there a vulnerability paradox in PTSD? Pitfalls in cross-national comparisons of epidemiological data

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Is there a vulnerability paradox in PTSD? Pitfalls in cross-national comparisons of epidemiological data

  • Eric Vermetten (a1), Dan J. Stein (a2) and Alexander C. McFarlane (a3)
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