Psychopathology associated with social withdrawal: Idiopathic and comorbid presentations

@article{Teo2015PsychopathologyAW,
  title={Psychopathology associated with social withdrawal: Idiopathic and comorbid presentations},
  author={Alan R. Teo and Kyle Stufflebam and Somnath Saha and Michael Derwin Fetters and Masaru Tateno and Shigenobu Kanba and Takahiro A. Kato},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={2015},
  volume={228},
  pages={182-183}
}
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