Children with ADHD can now be prescribed a video game, FDA says
CNN – The first video game-based treatment for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The video game, called EndeavorRx and approved on Monday, will be prescription only and aimed at children between the ages of eight and 12 with certain types of ADHD. ADHD is a common neurodevelopmental disorder which is usually first diagnosed in children and can last into adulthood. Approximately 4 million children aged six to 11 are affected by ADHD, the symptoms of which include difficulty staying focused and paying attention and difficulty controlling behavior. While playing the game, children steer an avatar through a course dotted with obstacles, collecting targets to earn rewards.