Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health

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Virtual Reality: A Novel Approach in Rehabilitating People with Schizophrenia

Majid Zare Bidaki 1 and S. Bentolhoda Mousavi 2 , *
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1 Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Medical Microbiology Department, Faculty of Paramedical Sciences, Birjand University of Medical Sciences, Birjand, IR Iran
2 Department of Psychiatry, Psychosis Research Center, University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • Middle East Journal of Rehabilitation and Health: July 2018, 5 (3); e80071
  • Published Online: June 23, 2018
  • Article Type: Brief Report
  • Received: June 1, 2018
  • Accepted: June 9, 2018
  • DOI: 10.5812/mejrh.80071

To Cite: Zare Bidaki M, Mousavi S B. Virtual Reality: A Novel Approach in Rehabilitating People with Schizophrenia, Middle East J Rehabil Health Stud. 2018 ; 5(3):e80071. doi: 10.5812/mejrh.80071.

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