Written by: Chuck Bean | 101.1 WRIF Detroit

Video games can be good for you?

The FDA recently approved a cell phone game for treatment in young people with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder called EndeavorRX. The game, a 3rd person cell phone app, was shown in tests to be an effective form of non-drug treatment for ADHD symptoms in roughly 20 minute-per-day increments.

Studies in the past have shown that video games can help with other brain disorders like Alzheimer as well as boost brain productivity. Now if I could get a prescription showing the amount of hours I put into Animal Crossing or Breath of the Wild were good for my brain I’d be set.

Video game approved as prescription-only ADHD treatment: FDA

The US Food and Drug Administration gave the green light Monday to the first-ever video-game based therapy for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The video game, dubbed “EndeavorRx,” can now be prescribed to kids aged 8 to 12 who suffer with certain kinds of ADHD, a mood disorder marked by trouble paying attention and controlling behavior that affects nearly 4 million children, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


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