Researchers try to find cure for ADHD without drugs

Children participate in a project at a camp for kids with ADHD and other behavioral disorders. (AP Photo/University of Alabama-Birmingham, Jim Willett)

A new study is about to begin to try and find a cure for kids with ADHD, but without drugs.

A team at Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center plans to use video therapy to teach children how to control their symptoms, just by using their mind.

Similar studies have been done, but this will be the first large study to test what's called neurofeedback.

Participants and their parents hope it can be an alternative to medication.

"I think he's perfectly capable of doing a lot of these things on his own," said parent Giti Coons. "And I think this study has the potential of helping him see that."

Her son Devin Coons added, "The medicine definitely helps, but I would love to get off it and be my own person."

Researchers say more than $100 billion is spent each year treating the more than six million kids in the U.S. diagnosed with ADHD.
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