EndeavorRX: Doctors to use games as treatment Prescription
For the first time in history, in the United States, a game can now be prescribed as a treatment for a patient! After all, the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has just approved the use of EndeavorRX to treat symptoms of illnesses related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.
Doctors can now prescribe games as treatment!
Therefore, this game becomes thus the first title to be considered a ‘kind’ of medicine, all thanks to studies that have proved its benefit in some hyperactive children. However, this is not the only solution for the treatment of the disease, since it is necessary to combine gambling with other forms of therapy.
Interestingly, the EndeavorRX game is only available on prescription, with a waiting list of consumers waiting for their turn. If you don’t know what this means, in the game, participants have to go down a river on a raft, collecting treasures while trying to avoid obstacles. (Characters can be completely customized by the player). The EndeavorRx treatment will be available with a prescription to families soon and can be downloaded via the App Store on the iPhone or iPad. Other additional gaming equipment like a console isn’t required.
An open door to new therapies?
Thus, with this decision, the FDA seeks to open the range of treatments for the difficult cases of hyperactivity and attention deficit. Exploring strange options but with some potential in the world of digital therapy.
Something that actually makes perfect sense, at least in my personal experience! At the end of the day, at the end of a hard day’s work, nothing better than a beautiful gambling session alone or with friends. It is a brutal way to clear your head, while we are not simply looking at the void ‘resting’.
However, I also have to assume that it depends on the game chosen since I already had a lot of rage in this little body to the touch of games like League of Legends or Dark Souls.