Cannabis Treatment Shows Effective Results on ADHD Adults in Study

Summary and opinion by Wendy Anderson.

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is a condition usually diagnosed in children and can last into adulthood. Symptoms can include hyperactivity, forgetfulness, difficulty paying attention, and lacking organizational/prioritizational skills.

A study done in Berlin, Germany of 30 adult patients with treatment- resistant ADHD showed possible improvements with different types of cannabis flowers. They were showing improved concentration, sleep, and reduced impulsivity.

The patients were given access to the cannabis to use between the years 2012 and 2014. Eight of the 30 still used stimulants along with the cannabis, but 22 were able to use only the cannabis.

This is a very promising study due to the harsh side effects many people report the regular ADHD medications, including (methylphenidate, atomoxetine, and amphetamine or amphetamine derivatives) having.

Roughly 11 percent of school-aged children have been diagnosed with the disorder and the typical treatment has been the amphetamines or amphetamine derivatives, so if there could be a gentler form of treatment developed we could possibly see less issues for those suffering.

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