A new technique for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.

  title={A new technique for treating post-traumatic stress disorder.},
  author={David Muss},
  journal={The British journal of clinical psychology},
  volume={30 ( Pt 1)},
  • D. Muss
  • Published 1 February 1991
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The British journal of clinical psychology
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