Published on in Vol 6, No 3 (2018): Jul-Sep

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at https://preprints.jmir.org/preprint/9226, first published .
Head-Mounted Virtual Reality and Mental Health: Critical Review of Current Research

Head-Mounted Virtual Reality and Mental Health: Critical Review of Current Research

Head-Mounted Virtual Reality and Mental Health: Critical Review of Current Research

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