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GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine

Corporate journal of German scientific societies in psychosocial medicine

ISSN 1860-5214


GMS Psycho-Social-Medicine (p-s-m) is the electronic scientific journal of the psychosocial scientific societies within the Association of the Scientific Medical Societies in Germany (AWMF).

Person responsible for the contents according to § 5 TMG

Prof. Dr. Jörn von Wietersheim
Universitätsklinik für Psychosomatische Medizin und Psychotherapie
Am Hochsträß 8
89081 Ulm

Phone: +49 (731) 500-61820
Fax: +49 (731) 500-61822
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The articles published in this journal are Open Access articles distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 License (Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives; license information at The specific license is indicated with each article.


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