23rd June 2020 – Update from the kids, teen and family sector
Game gets FDA approval to be called a medicine
The FDA in America has just approved the worlds first game that can be prescribed by a doctor and marketed as medicine. The game is aimed at 8-12 year olds with ADHD and is an IOS game. It has been in trial for over 7 years and according to the study it can make a demonstrable difference when played for 25 mins a day 5 days a week for 4 weeks. This really does show the power of video games and they ability to deeply affect and engage children.