FDA Approves Prescription Video Game for ADHD

Author: Sarah Sheppard

Link: https://www.verywellmind.com/a-new-video-game-has-been-approved-by-the-fda-to-treat-adhd-5069615

Description:

The FDA has officially granted marketing authorization to the first game-based therapeutic.1

Developed by Akili Interactive Labs, Inc. EndeavorRx, a video game, is a non-drug treatment option for children ages 8–12 years old who have been diagnosed with certain types of ADHD. 

The first-and-only prescription treatment of its kind, EndeavorRx has found a way to make treatment fun, accessible, and virtual, which is a game-changer for the mental health industry.
“I’m all for innovative interventions for all kinds of mental health conditions,” says Lindsay Israel, a Board Certified Psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer at Success TMS. “It’s really nice to have a non-medication alternative just as a treatment tool in the arsenal, especially for parents who are looking for options that won’t harm their children.”

Published by: Very Well Mind

Publication Date: 2020

Country: United States

Language: English

Type: Programs/Projects