What Is Digital Therapeutics?

Digital therapeutics are products used on smartphones, tablets and laptops to help the person with a mental health problem or substance abuse issue learn coping mechanisms. It can also be used to help those who have severe insomnia.

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Mental Health Therapy

Mental health therapy and technology work together and combine to bring about change in a person’s life. Digital therapeutics is usually prescribed by a doctor to work alongside medication.

Digital therapeutics is widely available for those with physical ailments such as diabetes by the wearing of technology. Still, new research and study are being conducted, and products are made for the mental health side of medicine.

When it comes to mental health, the tools provided by digital therapeutics is usually measurable therapy such as cognitive behavioural therapy. As technology requires quantitative data rather than assumed or guessed for experiences, you would gain qualitative data.

The Experts Opinion

In a recent article from the Psychiatric Times, they state:

Thus far, these have focused on a variety of established needs in treatment, including technologies to provide information and guidance to patients, support needs in monitoring and behavior modification, expand access to motivational support, and deliver real-time assessments of cognitive function.

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As you can see, the doctor will know what is working for you and what is not.

This could be a life-changing experience for many with ongoing mental health problems, such as myself with bipolar disorder or those with schizophrenia.

The Future of Digital Therapeutics

Admittedly there is still a huge amount of research and testing needed to be done, but the products so far look promising. Before a piece of software is brought to market, it must undergo stringent testing, unlike the current state of play you will find on app software available to anyone. Digital therapeutics is only available through a medical professional, and it is quite unlikely your local doctor will have access to them.

But the future is happening quickly, and it won’t be long before digital therapeutics is widely available for all to use.

In the meantime, there are products you can use which do not require medical authorisation and are available for you to download as an app or purchase to use as an alternative for face to face therapy.

Helpful Products

Here are the ones I have discovered which could prove useful to you. I have searched out ones that can aid you in your mental health, from counselling to sleeping.

The Mindplace Company

[AF] If you seek to practice a deep form of meditation to aid you in your mental health, then look no further than these products. Meditation is recommended for those suffering from depression and anxiety. Click on the photo to go to their website.

mind place company

Sleepphones By Acoustic Sheep

[AF] If sleep is a problem for you, then the sleepphones will help you towards a better nights sleep; you can use them to help block out sound or provide sound, and they are all in a neat headband. Perfect for those who prefer sleeping on their side. Click on the image to go to their website.

sleepphones by acoustic sheep

NuCalm

[AF] Another sleep product aid that will move you towards sleep is based on neuroscience technology. It is ideal if you are stressed, and it promotes sleep by relaxing the brain within minutes. Click the image to visit their website.

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Calmerry

[AF] The counselling service is based online, and they can counsel you through their programme. They have trained professionals waiting for you to contact them, an ideal way to seek counselling from the comfort of your own home. Click on the image to go to their website.

calmerry

While we wait for digital therapeutics to be rolled out to all of us, we have alternatives we can use in the meantime. I hope you will take up the offer of digital therapeutics. Should you be offered the service, it could change your life.

Peace and Blessings

Lou

7 Replies to “What Is Digital Therapeutics?”

  1. This is the first time I heard of digital therapeutics. It is a good thing tho. Using technology to help those with mental health and insomnia. Thank you for sharing this knowledge.

  2. I’ve heard of the term before but didn’t know of the examples you’ve included here. I can see how technology is being used more and more to support/treat various mental health or health issues and I think a lot of them make life easier if there are no barriers to their accessibility. This was so informative — thank you!

  3. Hello, wow! I’ve never heard of this before. I love to see that technology can be used for good and help people with mental health. A really interesting post, thanks for sharing! Alicia

  4. I was not aware of digital therapeutics as a term and as something that could be suggested and is prescribed by doctors. I use a mobile application for meditation when I go through anxious periods of my life and also have a device producing calming sounds that help me fall asleep during the same time. I had no idea of all the other info you shared through this post. It was really informative. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Thank you for sharing. This is a great idea and I would personally like to try these products 🙂

    MummyConqueringAnxiety says:

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