Fatal overdose with citalopram

@article{strm1996FatalOW,
  title={Fatal overdose with citalopram},
  author={Mats {\"O}str{\"o}m and Anders Eriksson and Jan Thorson and Olav Spigset},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1996},
  volume={348},
  pages={339-340}
}

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