How does CBD oil help children with ADHD & Autism?

Studies pertaining specifically to CBD oil and ADHD or Autism are not yet available, however studies regarding the aforementioned conditions and Cannabis in general do exist. Adult patients with ADHD commonly report an improvement in behavioral symptoms when using cannabis with some reporting a preference towards cannabis over their ADHD stimulant medication. In a 2008 case report study, Cannabis was shown to improve symptoms of ADHD. The presented case report suggested that “individuals suffering from ADHD, a dysfunction with a symptomatic change in activity levels, may – in some cases – benefit from cannabis treatment in that it appears to regulate activation to a level which may be considered optimum for performance. There was evidence, that the consumption of cannabis had a positive impact on performance, behaviour and mental state of the subject.”
In regards to Cannabis and Autism, a 2013 study conducted by Dr. Dario Siniscalco found indications that “certain compounds—namely the CB2 receptor—found in cannabis may be helpful in managing autism.” According to the Autism Research Institute, some of the symptoms that MMJ have improved include “anxiety, aggression, panic disorder, generalized rage, tantrums, property destruction, and self-injurious behavior.”


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