Alcohol-induced depersonalization

@article{Raimo1999AlcoholinducedD,
  title={Alcohol-induced depersonalization},
  author={E B Raimo and Richard A. Roemer and Mark L. Moster and Yang Shan},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={45},
  pages={1523-1526}
}

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