Published on in Vol 19, No 4 (2017): April

Toward Game-Based Digital Mental Health Interventions: Player Habits and Preferences

Toward Game-Based Digital Mental Health Interventions: Player Habits and Preferences

Toward Game-Based Digital Mental Health Interventions: Player Habits and Preferences

Authors of this article:

Regan Lee Mandryk1 Author Orcid Image ;   Max Valentin Birk1 Author Orcid Image


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