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Video Game Designed To Treat ADHD May Become First FDA Approved Prescription Video Game

A video game being developed by Akili Interactive Labs to help treat ADHD just met its first study goal in a quest to become the first FDA approved prescription video game, despite the fact I've been successfully using video games to treat just about everything wrong with me for forever. A bunch of stuff I didn't read because I got distracted: In a study of 348 children between the ages of 8 and 12 diagnosed with ADHD, those who played Akili's action-packed game on a tablet over four weeks saw statistically significant improvements on metrics of attention and inhibitory control, compared to children who were given a different action-driven video game designed as a placebo.
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