Saturday, October 31, 2020

Why These 2 Families Turned to Cannabis to Treat Their Kids’ Autism

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Rachel Anderson had hit a breaking point. Her son was diagnosed with a rare form of epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome at age 4. Then when he was 6, he got diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). “We had tried six or seven pharmaceutical drugs,” she told Healthline, explaining their attempts to...

Oral Cannabidiol Use in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Treat Related Symptoms and Co-morbidities

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Objective: Children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) commonly exhibit comorbid symptoms such as aggression, hyperactivity and anxiety. Several studies are being conducted worldwide on cannabidiol use in ASD; however, these studies are still ongoing, and data on the effects of its use is very limited. In this study we aimed to report the...

Study: With CBD, 80% of Children With Autism Saw Improvement

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Israeli researchers have found more compelling evidence that medical cannabis is an effective therapy for children on the autism spectrum. In this soon-to-be-published study in the journal Neurology, researchers treated autistic children with high concentrations of CBD, a non-intoxicating cannabinoid found in the cannabis plant. Conditions in 80% of the children improved....

CBD Oil as a Treatment for Autism

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Cannabidiol, sometimes called CBD, is a chemical compound found in the cannabis plant. Since it does not include THC, the psychoactive component of cannabis, CBD does not induce a "high." It can, however, help to reduce anxiety and lower stress levels—symptoms that are common among people with autism. Currently, there is some...

The Benefits of Medical Marijuana and CBD Oil for Autism

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An upcoming study at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia will be the first of its kind in the United States to examine the benefits of medical marijuana in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The study is in partnership with an Australian biopharmaceutical company called Zelda Therapeutics, who will be funding the study.
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