A Digital Therapeutic Approach in Neurology View PDF

Suhas Kataveni
Medicine, Gandhi Medical College, India

Published on: 2024-06-17


In digital health, digital therapeutics (DTx) refers to delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients that are driven by software to prevent, manage, or treat a medical condition. Medications, devices, and other therapies may be used independently or in conjunction with them to optimize patient care and health outcomes. DTx has great potential to improve outcomes for chronic disabling diseases. A narrative review of DTx in the management of neurological disorders is presented in this article.


Digital therapeutics tools; Digital therapeutics; Neurological symptoms; Neurological disorders; Rehabilitation


DTx initially aims to help prediabetics lose weight and exercise more to avoid getting sick. As defined by the American Psychological Association, DTx refers to a method of treating a medical or psychological condition using digital and online health technologies. In addition to smartphone apps, wearable devices (tracking sensors), webbased studies, social networks, behavioral science, and telemedicine platforms, these are technology-based solutions which allow patients and their social interaction to be monitored and intervened upon when necessary. Table 1 illustrates the differences between wellness tracking applications and digital supplements [1-3].

scroll up