Fasting in mood disorders: neurobiology and effectiveness. A review of the literature

@article{Fond2013FastingIM,
  title={Fasting in mood disorders: neurobiology and effectiveness. A review of the literature},
  author={Guillaume Fond and Alexandra Macgregor and Marion Leboyer and Andreas Michalsen},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={209},
  pages={253-258}
}

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