Published on in Vol 8, No 4 (2020): April

Preprints (earlier versions) of this paper are available at, first published .
Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review

Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review

Smartphone Apps for the Treatment of Mental Disorders: Systematic Review


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Books/Policy Documents

  1. Rauschenberg C, Rus-Calafell M, Reininghaus U, Valmaggia L. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. View