«In what may have sounded like a futuristic scenario mere months ago, doctors today can prescribe a video game treatment for their patients. Children with ADHD are now “playing” their medicine thanks to an emerging category of medicine – digital therapeutics (DTx). In June 2020, the industry experienced a watershed moment when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) cleared the first-ever prescription video game. At the end of 2020, a mobile sleep app received FDA clearance to treat nightmares caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). These and other recent milestones in creative and innovative products are paving the way for a new pillar of medicine. Patients and doctors are already recognizing the value of DTx on the market. And with increased awareness of and experience with these unique treatments, we can expect a massive increase in demand.»

Article written by Eddie Martucci



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