The Pre-Senile Delusion of Infestation

@article{Ekbom2003ThePD,
  title={The Pre-Senile Delusion of Infestation},
  author={K. A. Ekbom},
  journal={History of Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={14},
  pages={229 - 232}
}
  • K. Ekbom
  • Published 1 June 2003
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • History of Psychiatry
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