Management of functional somatic syndromes

@article{Henningsen2007ManagementOF,
  title={Management of functional somatic syndromes},
  author={Peter Henningsen and Stephan Zipfel and Wolfgang Herzog},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2007},
  volume={369},
  pages={946-955}
}

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