Two companies have committed to FDA review for video games that they claim can be used to treat “ADHD,” but many scientists remain skeptical. “At the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry on Wednesday, Akili Interactive Labs presented data from a pilot study of its video game, Project: EVO, that showed some positive results in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).”
Of course, they’re skeptical. They’re skeptical as to how this could be profitable to them and their brand. They can’t really allow competition to become mainstream – people might start getting better, and there goes the client base!
Exactly Steve. How many times have there been studies showing how various other non drug remedies seem to be very effective for ADHD only to hear that scientists are quite skeptical of anything being a viable alternative to their beloved stimulants?
Heck, I will bet if anyone diagnosed with ADHD was able to show proof from their sleep study that they had a sleep disorder like apnea causing the problems, that we would still hear the skepticism BS.