Anhedonia and major depression: The role of agomelatine

@article{Giannantonio2012AnhedoniaAM,
  title={Anhedonia and major depression: The role of agomelatine},
  author={Massimo Di Giannantonio and Giovanni Martinotti},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2012},
  volume={22},
  pages={S505-S510}
}
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