23rd June 2020 – Update from the kids, teen and family sector

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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.

https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/15/21292267/fda-adhd-video-game-prescription-endeavor-rx-akl-t01-project-evo

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