ADD/ADHD

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ADD/ADHD is what is known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and is known as a neurodevelopment disorder. Behavioral symptoms such as irritability, impulsive, inattentive demeanor, and challenges controlling one's behavior result. An estimated 6.4 million American children are reported to be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD in 2014 [1].

Origins/Discovery of ADD/ADHD

ADHD was first mentioned in 1902 and was originally called hyperkinetic impulse disorder. In the late 1960's the American Psychiatric Association recognized it as a mental disorder. [[2]]

Current Treatments

A common pharmaceutical drug given to those diagnosed with ADD/ADHD is Ritalin. Ritalin is a “Schedule II Substance” which means it has a “high potential for abuse” and “may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence,” The federal government sets limits on the amount that may be manufactured each year. (21 USC Sec. 812)

Treating ADD/ADHD with Cannabis

Cannabis is a natural alternative to an isolated, synthetic drug such as Ritalin. It can offer more benefits than side effects. According to Dr. David Bearman, an expert in the medical cannabis field, - a cannabinoid deficiency could be the main issue with ADD/ADHD disorders. [[3]]

The connection to ADD/ADHD and cannabis may reside in the endocannabinoid system present within each human body.

Published, Peer Reviewed Studies on the use of Cannabis to treat ADD/ADHD