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Ask the Expert: Psychosomatic Medicine
James L. Levenson, M.D.
FOCUS 2013;11:509-510. doi:10.1176/appi.focus.11.4.509
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James L. Levenson, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, Richmond, VA; e-mail: jlevenson@mcvh-vcu.edu

Dr. Levenson reports no competing interests.


“I’ve been asked to assess a patient as a potential candidate for organ transplant. What should I be looking for?”

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