Will Doctors Soon Prescribe Videogames? | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

The game, called Plan-It Commander , provides 40 hours of play in an adventure-game format. A series of mini games target specific behaviors to change–planning and organization, time management, and social interactions. The game becomes more complex and difficult as the player accomplishes development goals. Doctors are willing and open-minded, but at the end of the day, if theyre going to recommend games to patients, they need more clinical validation. Drug-based therapy for ADHD is focused on primary symptoms like concentration and impulsivity, says Tom Aelbrecht, director of Janssens venture and incubation center. Secondary issues like time management and social interactions arent targeted by medication. We needed something to tackle those issues–not to replace medication but to have another tool.
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