Can you really use an app to treat addiction or video games to treat ADHD? It’s not a fantasy, it’s real life. Unconventional treatments are becoming more prevalent every day, and they are being used to treat some of the most difficult cases around. Even Parkinson’s Disease has a new technological treatment to stop tremors, which gives people a greater quality of life. Digital therapeutics are the next frontier of medicine, providing a new avenue of treatment for many different ailments.
There are apps to treat addiction that supplement outpatient treatment and keep those in recovery on track longer than a short program could do alone. There are video games to treat autism, ADHD, Multiple Sclerosis, and more by rewiring the brain to work more effectively. These treatments can be used alone or in conjunction with more conventional treatments to increase the efficacy of treatment for each individual patient.
Learn more about the new frontier of digital therapies from the infographic below.