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EDITORIAL COMMENTARY: Prevalence of and Sex Disparities in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in an Internally Displaced Sri Lankan Population 6 Months After the 2004 Tsunami

  • Robert J. Ursano, David M. Benedek, Derrick A. Hamaoka, Carol S. Fullerton and Ronald C. Kessler...

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