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Improving Bipolar Patient Outcomes

There are 4 million people with Bipolar Disorder in the US.

1 out of 5 will be hospitalized this year.

Our mission is to reduce the hospitalization rate of people with Bipolar Disorder.

Crest Digital Therapeutics

We are a startup company developing a bipolar disorder prescription software therapeutic and practice management tool.

This product will be intended for use with bipolar disorder patients who need additional support and encouragement between their in-person therapy sessions, including patients who recently experienced a psychiatric intervention.

For psychiatrists treating bipolar disorder patients this product will provide real time monitoring of patient engagement with their treatment plan, early warning of potential crisis events and delivery of supplemental psychosocial therapy between office visits.

It is expected use of this prescription digital therapeutic will improve patient outcomes including a reduction of bipolar disorder crisis events and associated healthcare costs.

Prescription Digital Therapeutics

Prescription digital therapeutics utilize software and electronic devices like a mobile application on a smartphone to deliver evidence-based therapeutic interventions that a physician can customize for each patient.  This kind of prescription therapeutic is also called software as a medical device (SaMD).

Digital therapeutics are prescribed by physicians, can be used independently or in concert with medications, devices, or other therapies to optimize patient care and health outcomes.

Source: Digital Therapeutics Alliance

Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a treatable mental health condition marked by extreme changes in mood, thought, energy, and behavior. It is not a character flaw or a sign of personal weakness.

  • Bipolar disorder affects approximately 7.0 million adult Americans aged 18 and older. (National Institute of Mental Illness)
  • Bipolar disorder was previously known as manic depression because a person’s mood can alternate between the “poles” of mania (highs) and depression (lows). These changes in mood, or “mood swings,” can last for hours, days, weeks, or months. (Depression and Bipolar Alliance)
  • If left untreated, bipolar disorder usually worsens. However, with good treatment plans including psychotherapy, medications, a healthy lifestyle, a regular schedule and early identification of symptoms, many people live well with the condition. (National Alliance on Mental Illness)

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