DTx Book Sneek Peek – Chapter 4: Second wave of scalable digital therapeutics
Here is a sneak peak into Chapter 4 of our new book Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction: The State of the Science and Vision for the Future (Elsevier Link):
Second wave of scalable digital therapeutics: Mental health and addiction treatment apps for direct-to-consumer standalone care
by Patricia A. Areán, Ryan Allred University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, CREATIV Lab, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Second-wave digital therapeutics are mobile technologies that allow people to access behavioral and mental health strategies through the internet, smartphones, or therapeutic video games. These tools have grown exponentially over the past decade, and it can be confusing for consumers and clinicians to know what is effective and how to use those tools in practice. In this chapter, we will discuss the evidence base for second-wave digital therapeutics, their benefits and challenges, and how to find and incorporate these tools into clinical practice.