Prescription Gaming: A Video Game To Treat ADHD

July 22nd 2020

Seven years of clinical trials paid off. EndeavorRX takes alternative medicine to another level. A digital one.

“Play your medicine.” That’s the tagline for Akili Interactive’s EndeavorRX, a singleplayer obstacle-dodging, target-collecting game for iPhone and iPad. It’s the first video game to be approved by the FDA as a prescription for kids with ADHD.

EndeavorRX underwent seven years of clinical trials studying over 600 children. One-third of kids treated “no longer had a measurable attention deficit on at least one measure of objective attention” after playing the game for 25 minutes a day, five days a week, for four weeks. These improvements lasted for up to a month following treatment.

Proving to be more than a mindless distraction, doctor-approved gaming marks a huge milestone for healthcare alternatives.

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Laura De Deurwaerder Integrated Brand Strategist TBWA\Backslash

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