Vol 72, No 2 (2021)
Letter to the Editor
Published online: 2021-06-28

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Early detection of excessive stress in people due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic: studies including those using biological markers

Yasuyuki Fujita1, Ken Inoue2, Nursultan Seksenbayev3, Nailya Chaizhunusova3, Masaharu Hoshi4, Noriyuki Kawano4, Nobuo Takeichi45, Timur Moldagaliyev3, Nargul Ospanova3, Aigul Tokesheva3, Yersin T. Zhunussov3, Yoshihiro Noso6, Yoshiyuki Ohira7
Pubmed: 34212356
IMH 2021;72(2):143-144.


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