Video game makes history by being the first to be legally prescribed as a drug

When it comes to a disease, in general, to treat it and reverse its effects, medicine tends to resort to the prescription of substances or pills manufactured in a laboratory.

However, times have changed and now, it seems that the world of video games can also contribute to the improvement of health, specifically of those people who suffer from ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder).

That’s right, it’s about the video game EndeavorRXofAkili Interactive, a study formerly known as Project EVO. Although, this may not represent a great achievement for many of the people belonging to the gamer community, the truth is that it is a milestone within the industry because it is the first title authorized by the FDA to be marketed and legally prescribed as drug in the territory of the United States.

In this sense, the FDA, the organization in charge of regulating the sale and distribution of food and drugs within the United States, enabled doctors to prescribe this game, which is aimed at children between 8 and 12 years old with ADHD to be installed on iOS devices like iPhone and iPad.

This decision comes after EndeavorRXwas subjected to a period of clinical trials for 7 years, a process where studies were carried out in more than 600 children in order to determine if the game exerted a positive influence on them.

As a result, the study found that one-third of the treated children did not have a measurable attention deficit on at least one objective measure of attention after playing the game, overcoming obstacles, and collecting items for 25 minutes a day for 5 days a week. for a period of 4 weeks.

Added to this, a notable improvement in the deficiencies caused by the presence of ADHD could be observed after a month of treatment with the video game EndeavorRx, managing to maintain the favorable effects up to the same period.

However, despite the effectiveness presented by the game in treating this condition, it should be noted that all this is nothing more than a study carried out by doctors who carry out their work for the game developer, referring to the results of the Following way

are not sufficient to suggest that AKL-T01 should be used as an alternative to established and recommended ADHD treatments

Regardless of the level of rejection or approval that the game may have, no one can deny that its use in the treatment of this condition represents a great step for the world of video games.

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