Those looking to control ADHD can find an ally in all-natural cannabis
Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a neurobiological disorder that originates in childhood and is associated with symptoms of lack of concentration, and impulsivity, among other symptoms. Adults diagnosed with this disorder have often resorted to marijuana to reduce their symptoms. Although it is not completely scientifically proven, in recent years, there has been an increase in the number of studies that claim that cannabis is a possible palliative for ADHD.
Reports from ADHD patients show that affected adults often use cannabis to self-medicate and have had good experiences with it. A 2017 study conducted at King’s College London illustrates the need for more research on the links between ADHD and symptom improvement through medical cannabis.
The placebo-controlled pilot study included 30 adult patients with ADHD. They received either Sativex mouth spray (composed of active ingredients such as THC and CBD) or a placebo for six weeks. Participants treated with the cannabis-based medication experienced significant improvement in hyperactivity and impulsivity without affecting cognitive abilities. Overall, the cannabis was well tolerated and the improvement in patients was quite remarkable.
Studies such as these provide preliminary evidence supporting the self-medication theory of cannabis use in ADHD and the need for further studies on the endocannabinoid system in ADHD. The effect of marijuana use on these youngsters is that they manage to relax and lower their level of hyperactivity. In addition to ADHD, cannabis is now commonly prescribed for other problems, such as pain relief, insomnia, or anxiety.
Anecdotal evidence suggests that marijuana can help reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity, which, in turn, can increase concentration and decrease restlessness. There is no doubt that it has become a solution for many parents who sometimes struggle day in and day out with this condition in their children.