Virtual Reality Therapy: Emerging Topics and Future Challenges

Brenda K. Wiederhold, Giuseppe Riva

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Virtual reality (VR) is no longer a fantasy or a novelty to be used for pure entertainment. It is a technology that has, over the past three decades, taken hold and enriched multiple areas of science, most notably healthcare. Starting from these premises, this special issue will specifically investigate how VR and other important advanced technologies are being adopted and adapted for use in the healthcare field, with a specific focus toward the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3-6
Number of pages4
JournalCyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology
  • Communication
  • Applied Psychology
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer Science Applications


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