Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe—a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies

@article{Wittchen2005SizeAB,
  title={Size and burden of mental disorders in Europe—a critical review and appraisal of 27 studies},
  author={Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Frank Jacobi},
  journal={European Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={15},
  pages={357-376}
}

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