Introduction: A vision for the field of digital therapeutics

Item Type Book Section
Abstract The purpose of this book is to introduce the topic of digital therapeutics to a broad audience. Traditional treatments for mental health and addiction have not been capable of scaling to meet the large number of persons who need or seek treatment. Digital therapeutics—software designed to prevent, treat, or manage pathology—may help to close a longstanding access to treatment barrier, providing scalable, low-cost interventions to a broad audience. Within the past decade, there has been a massive growth of digital therapeutics, but there is limited integration of the literature on the current state of the science. Mental health clinicians and researchers alike have difficulty in keep abreast of the advancement of these topics, including evidence for direct-to-consumer standalone digital therapeutics, the effectiveness of integrating digital treatments within traditional healthcare settings, as well as recent innovations which are currently and will continue to transform the field of digital therapeutics toward therapeutic models which are more personalized, adaptable, and engaging. The goal of this book is to introduce these topics, discuss cutting-edge advancements, and offer important considerations for implementation of digital therapeutics. ...
Authors Jacobson, Nicholas; Kowatsch, Tobias & Marsch, Lisa
Editors Jacobson, Nicholas; Kowatsch, Tobias & Marsch, Lisa
Language English
Keywords digital therapeutics; digital health; digital interventions; treatment apps; blended care; conversational agents; digital therapeutic alliance; just-in-time adaptive interventions
Subjects economics
computer science
information management
social sciences
education
behavioral science
health sciences
statistics
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date 27 September 2022
Publisher Elsevier / Academic Press
Place of Publication Cambridge, MA, USA
Volume 1st Edition
Page Range 1-4
Title of Book Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction - The State of the Science and Vision for the Future
ISBN 978-0-323-90045-4
Publisher DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90045-4.00008-3
Official URL https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-323-90045-4.00008-3
Depositing User Prof. Dr. Tobias Kowatsch
Date Deposited 27 Oct 2022 12:24
Last Modified 27 Oct 2022 12:24
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/267713

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Jacobson, Nicholas; Kowatsch, Tobias & Marsch, Lisa: Introduction: A vision for the field of digital therapeutics. In Jacobson, Nicholas; Kowatsch, Tobias & Marsch, Lisa (ed.): Digital Therapeutics for Mental Health and Addiction - The State of the Science and Vision for the Future. Cambridge, MA, USA : Elsevier / Academic Press, 2022, S. 1-4.

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