A solution for screening and early intervention for gaming disorder in adolescents

 
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Mission

 

In our digitalized world, a rising number of adolescents are affected by Gaming Disorder (GD). The WHO defines IDG as the inability to stop playing even though it interferes with other areas of a person’s life, such as family relationships, school, work, and sleep. These problems typically persist for at least one year.

GD is a distressing medical condition that leads to daily life dysfunction and is associated with psychological and psychiatric issues. Therefore, sufferers of GD need qualified care.

Open.IU addresses this need by providing a digital diagnosis and therapy solution developed by an interdisciplinary team of experts in psychiatric and psychosomatic diseases, diagnostics, and therapy for children and adolescents from Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell in New York.

 
 

Vision

 

The Open.IU vision is to enable everyone to game responsibly.

In the future, the Open.IU team can expand to cover other mental health conditions such as ADHD, alcohol addiction, anxiety, and depression.

 

About the Project

 

Team Open.IU has developed an online solution to provide diagnosis and treatment of GD and co-occurring psychiatric conditions to parties involved.

Open.IU consists of two components: an online diagnostic test, and an online counseling and therapy tool. The diagnostic test is based on a scientifically proven, standardized assessment for targeted screening along with an in-depth evaluation for GD and potential comorbidities. The counseling and therapy tool provides access to licensed therapists and modules predicated on cognitive behavioral therapy.

With Open.IU, professional guidance and medical attention for Gaming Disorder will be accessible to everyone instantly, without waiting times. This solution is a low-threshold, easy-to-use service, and makes mental health care attainable for everyone at any time.

In addition to patients, Open.IU also provides information and recommendations to caregivers, such as families of affected adolescents.

 
 
 

Online Platform

We created an app for iOS and a chatbot to make our easy-to-use tool accessible for everyone at any time.


Screening Questionnaires

We use standardized questionnaires to screen for Gaming Disorder and other psychiatric conditions and to give validated results.


Diagnostic Diary

We include a diagnostic diary function for you to keep track of your daily well-being and to see your progress over time.


Online Counseling

We offer online counseling to get in touch with licensed therapists.


Online Therapy

We offer digitalized cognitive behavioral therapy modules to improve daily functioning.

 
 
 

What we are looking for:

  • Partnership with insurance companies for clinical trials.

  • Partnerships with clinical institutions to test the solution.

  • Partnerships with educational institutions to test the solution.

  • Partnerships for co-development within the industry.

 

Team

 

We are the addiction research team from the child and adolescent psychiatry department of the Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin. 

 
 
 
PD Dr. med. Olga Geisel   Board certified Psychiatrist Team Lead

PD Dr. med.
Olga Geisel

Board certified Psychiatrist
Team Lead

B.Sc.  Anneke Lipinski   Psychologist, Project Management

B.Sc.
Anneke Lipinski

Psychologist,
Project Management

 
 
Dr. phil.  Marie Sehm   Psychotherapist, Product developer

Dr. phil.
Marie Sehm

Psychotherapist,
Product developer

Prof. Dr. med.  Christoph Correll   Head of the Pediatric Psychiatry Department at the Charite Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hempstead New York, USA Mentor

Prof. Dr. med.
Christoph Correll

Head of the Pediatric Psychiatry Department at the Charite
Professor of Psychiatry and Molecular Medicine
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine Hempstead
New York, USA
Mentor

 
 
Nicholas Borsetto   Business strategy

Nicholas Borsotto Machado Monteiro

Business strategy

Philipp Veller   Product developer

Philipp Veller

Product developer

 
 
Nicholas Borsotto Machado Monteiro   Business strategy

Jakob Florack

Board certified Pediatric Psychiatrist,
content developer

 

Partners

 
 
 

Contact

 
 

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin
Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin 

info@open-iu.com