Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a common neurodevelopmental disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. It is usually diagnosed in childhood but can persist into adulthood. ADHD is characterized by difficulty paying attention, impulsivity, and hyperactivity. This can make it hard to focus on tasks, control impulses, and follow instructions, which can lead to problems at school, work, and in social situations. ADHD is typically treated with a combination of medication, therapy, and lifestyle changes. However, digital therapeutics such as AKL-T01, are being developed to provide additional options for managing the symptoms of ADHD.
AKL-T01 is a video game that helps treat ADHD. It's the only video game approved by the FDA for treating ADHD. The game helps people with ADHD focus better and control their impulses. It's also safe to use because it has very few side effects and is not addictive.
A clinical trial called the STARS-Adjunct Trial was done to see how well AKL-T01 works. The trial included 206 kids aged 8 to 14 years old who have ADHD. The kids were split into two groups. One group was already taking medicine for ADHD, and the other group wasn't taking any medicine. The kids played AKL-T01 for 25 minutes a day, five days a week, for eight weeks. They had a four-week break in between the two four-week sessions.