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A User’s Guide to Digital Therapeutics for ADHD

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Virtual reality games with stimuli to punch or avoid. Video games requiring problem-solving strategies to save the galaxy from a meteor storm.

A to-do app designed to help kids follow routines. These are some of the new technology-based tools — some of which are considered digital therapeutics — that promise to help patients with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and related conditions like anxiety and depression.Most emerging digital therapy companies emphasize the power of technology to engage patients and maintain treatment compliance.

This is particularly true for technologies that use video game-like interfaces, including wearable technologies and virtual reality (VR), as a mode of delivery.

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