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Digital Medicine Can Diagnose and Treat What Ails You

Friday, November 13, 2020
By P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS
P. Murali Doraiswamy

Could the next prescription from your doctor be for an app? A raft of apps in use or under development can now detect or monitor mental and physical disorders autonomously or directly administer therapies. Collectively known as digital medicines, the software can both enhance traditional medical care and support patients when access to health care is limited—a need that the COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated.

Read the full commentary by P. Murali Doraiswamy, MBBS, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and medicine, in Scientific American.