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Journal of Integrative Medicine ›› 2016, Vol. 14 ›› Issue (4): 239-240.doi: 10.1016/S2095-4964(16)60258-3

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

• Letter to the Editor •     Next Articles

Traditional Chinese medicine in psychiatry: The fruit-basket-problem

Peggy Boscha,b,c , Peter de Roverd, Sujung Yeoe, Sook-Hyun Leec, Sabina Limc, Maurits van den Noortc,f   

  1. a Donders Center for Cognition, Radboud University Nijmegen, 6525 HR Nijmegen, The Netherlands
    b Psychiatric Research Institute, LVR-Klinik Bedburg-Hau, 47551 Bedburg-Hau, Germany
    c Division of Acupuncture & Meridian, WHO Collaborating Center for Traditional Medicine, East-West Medical Research Institute and School of Korean Medicine, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 130-701, Korea 
    d Karel de Grote Hoge School, 2018 Antwerp, Belgium
    e Department of Acupuncture & Meridian of Oriental Medicine, Sang Ji University, Wonju 26339, Korea  
    f Brussels Institute for Applied Linguistics, Free University of Brussels, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
  • Received:2016-02-29 Accepted:2016-04-18 Online:2016-06-15 Published:2016-07-15
  • Contact: Peggy Bosch, PhD; E-mail:

Key words: Medicine,Chinese traditional, Diagnostic methods, Psychiatry

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