Chaotic dynamics in autonomic nervous system activity of a patient during a psychotherapy session

  title={Chaotic dynamics in autonomic nervous system activity of a patient during a psychotherapy session},
  author={Dana J. Redington and Steven P. Reidbord},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
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