New Study Reveals ADHD Can Be Treated Without Drugs

Children showing improvements with new "video therapy" treatment.
1:59 | 10/21/14

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And big news for parents of children with add, attention-deficit hyper activity disorder. They can be treated about drugs by retraining their brain. And Reena ninan has that story. Reporter: This may look like just another video game, but it might be the answer to curing add for 13-year-old Devin. Many are diagnosed like him with add. Struggling to concentrate. Definitely really hard to stay focused. Reporter: But now researchers conducting a study by using video therapy to teach children how to control their symptoms just by using their minds. We attach sensors to the scalp, takes up the natural electricity and teach them to speed up their brain waves. Reporter: He must concentrate to make them flyfully right. Exhausting for those retraining their brains. 3.5 million kids in the U.S. Are taking medication for add. His mother hoping that someday he won't have to. I think he's capable of doing things on his own. And I think this study has the potential of helping him see that. The medicine helps. But I would love to get off of it. I would love to be my own person. ? Reporter: More than $100 billion spent on therapies and drugs for children diagnosed with add, and the vast majority of families would prefer getting off the meds. Of course. And they were hopeful about this promising research. They can see if they are focussing and if it's working. Can I say I love waking up with you in the morning. You and T.J. You set the tone for the day. Thank you. Coming up, live stream workouts.

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