63 – FDA – Authorized Video Game Treatment for ADHD with Scott Kollins
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63 - FDA – Authorized Video Game Treatment for ADHD with Scott Kollins
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For today’s episode of The Soaring Child, we discuss the first FDA-authorized video game for ADHD – Endeavor RX.

My guest serves as the chief medical officer of Achilles, where he’s responsible for driving Achilles’ clinical research and will continue to validate the efficacy and safety of Achilles Endeavor RX video game treatment for ADHD.

Dr. Kollins spent more than 20 years on the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Duke University School of Medicine, where he maintains an adjunct faculty appointment. He has published over 200 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals.

Dr. Kollins has been ranked among the top 100 psychiatry faculty members in the US and also served as principal investigator on more than 50 industry funded clinical trials, so he knows his stuff.

Tune in to learn more about Endeavor RX, the FDA-authorized video game treatment for ADHD.

 Show Notes

Key Takeaways:

[5:00] Why providers are still using the same methods to treat ADHD as they used years ago

[8:05] The science behind Endeavor RX and how it helps kids with ADHD

[12:40] Which ADHD symptoms are helped through this treatment

[20:26] Side effects of Endeavor RX

[27:30] Plans to expand authorization to older children and adults

[30:03] How Endeavor RX is different than other forms of screentime

[33:54] How Endeavor RX is often prescribed

[35:33] How well insurance is currently covering Endeavor RX

[38:53] How parents can learn more about Endeavor RX

Memorable Quotes:

“The prototype for Endeavor RX…when given to aging adults…their cognitive performance turned back the clock.”

“This is a treatment. This is not a video game. It’s a treatment that’s sort of disguised as a video game.”

“We’re very excited…We have high confidence that this treatment is impacting and improving attention.”

“One of the big challenges that we face as a company is trying to change awareness and educate. You’re not going to see the same kinds of changes that you’ll see if you start a child on medicine. It’s not going to be as abrupt…but there are changes. This is a relatively slow process.”

“I saw one antidote where a parent said that they didn’t tell the teacher that they had started on Endeavor and after about 2-3 weeks, the teacher said, ‘I’m not sure what’s happened here, but this child is now doing XYZ much better…’“

“It’s really important to remember that Endeavor RX is a treatment.”

“The overall numbers of side effects and adverse events that are reported are tiny.”

“This is another option, and it’s a very safe option that we know works, and so it should be in the conversation.”

“Not all screentime is created equal.”

“This is a brand new form of treatment that’s never been out there before.”

How to Connect with Scott Kollins:

Website: www.endeavorrx.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scott-kollins-52b8083/

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