, Volume 103, Issue 4, pp 571–572 | Cite as

Anxiety in the pathogenesis of primate infant abuse: a pharmacological study

  • Alfonso Troisi
  • Francesca R. D'Amato
Letter To The Editors


Pharmacological Study Primate Infant Infant Abuse 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alfonso Troisi
    • 1
  • Francesca R. D'Amato
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinica PsichiatricaII Università di RomaRomaItaly
  2. 2.Istituto di Psicobiologia e Psicofarmacologia, C.N.R.I-RomaItaly

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