Video game therapy shows promise as a treatment for ADHD

Boston's Akili Interactive said its tablet-based video game intervention showed promise at treating ADHD in a trial of 80 children, half of whom had the condition and were not taking medication. "These data demonstrate that Project: EVO improved attentional functioning and working memory in children with ADHD," said Scott Kollins, lead author and principal investigator for the study, and a professor of psychiatry and director of the ADHD Program at Duke University School of Medicine. "While results are preliminary, these data provide a strong rationale for continued work to develop this novel, digital intervention for ADHD." Release