Digital Therapeutics

Digital therapeutics, a subset of digital health (e-health), is a health discipline and treatment option that utilizes a digital and often online health technologies to treat a medical or psychological (mental health) condition.[1][2][3][4] The treatment relies on behavioral and lifestyle changes usually spurred by a collection of digital impetuses.[5][6] Because of the digital nature of the methodology, data can be collected and analyzed as both a progress report and a preventative measure.[7][8][9][10][11][12] Treatments are being developed for the prevention and management of a wide variety of diseases and conditions, including type II diabetes, congestive heart failure, obesity, Alzheimer's disease, dementia, asthma, substance abuse, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, and several others.[1][13][14][15] Digital therapeutics often employ strategies rooted in cognitive behavioral therapy.

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