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Low recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. / Ehlers, Anke; Gene-Cos, Nuri; Perrin, Sean.

In: London Journal of Primary Care, Vol. 2, 2009, p. 36-42.

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Ehlers, A, Gene-Cos, N & Perrin, S 2009, 'Low recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care' London Journal of Primary Care, vol. 2, pp. 36-42.

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Ehlers, A., Gene-Cos, N., & Perrin, S. (2009). Low recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. London Journal of Primary Care, 2, 36-42.

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Ehlers A, Gene-Cos N, Perrin S. Low recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. London Journal of Primary Care. 2009;2:36-42.

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Ehlers, Anke ; Gene-Cos, Nuri ; Perrin, Sean. / Low recognition of posttraumatic stress disorder in primary care. In: London Journal of Primary Care. 2009 ; Vol. 2. pp. 36-42.

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