Marijuana: A Great Alternative Treatment for ADHD/ADD Patients

Marijuana: an alternative effective route against the pills with side effects that doctors prescribe for ADD and ADHD patients.

The number one thing that should be understood is the meaning of ADHD; it stands for Attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, also known as hyperkinetic disorder and patients diagnosed to have this illness usually struggle with either impulsiveness, inattention and hyperactivity—a neurobehavioral and mental disorder. Sometimes a patient suffers from all three combined. In the United States, about 3-5% of children and adults is afflicted by Attention deficit disorder (ADD). Anyone who is diagnosed to be suffering from either hyperactivity, impulsiveness or inattention automatically gets to be referred to with this psychological term–ADD. Surprisingly, the medications prescribed to patients suffering from this condition comes with major side effects; hence marijuana has become the refuge that patients with ADD run to.


Medical Marijuana and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)
Quite a lot of researches have shown that ADD and ADHD patients are greatly relieved when they use marijuana. Although there are certain myths about marijuana making it rather worse than good for those suffering from ADHD but marijuana doctors believe otherwise, they are certain that patients with ADD and ADHD are able to live a better life as a result of marijuana.

Cannabinoids affect the brain’s production of dopamine and that’s an angle of advantage for the use of medical cannabis to treat ADHD. Cannabis accelerates the production of dopamine as research has shown, although research about it is yet to be advanced. Cannabis is similar to Ritalin due to the fact that they both attach themselves to dopamine and reduce the rate at which the metabolic breakdown of dopamine occurs. When the right dosage of cannabis is taken, it has the ability of fixing the dopamine deficiency of an ADHD patient. The level of inability to be attentive for those suffering from ADHD can be minimised when cannabis is properly used; they would be able to deal with hectic and monotonous tasks fairly well. Their constant mood swings will also be balanced.

The down side of using medical cannabis as an alternative treatment is the fact that it is mostly children that suffer from this ailment and they are not liable to smoke. Another method that can be used for children is extracting liquid from cannabis—referred to as tincture. The buds or flowers of this plant is what this extract involves; they are either extracted from a hybrid of varying strains or from a specific strain. Tinctures are taken through the gums, it is dropped on the gums. It is not advisable to take a large quantity in an attempt to be relieved as quick as possible because these are liquids with a great degree of concentration.

The effect you get from taking tinctures is as sharp and fast as with smoking; the effect is felt almost immediately it is consumed. While the right amount of tincture to be taken cannot be quickly determined; most patients have stated that within seconds of taking just a single dose, they immediately feel calm. Anyway, there are also patients who require an intake that’s a bit larger before they can experience the effects they seek for and some others still, who benefit from the relaxing effect of cannabis without enduring the not-so-nice taste by dropping it in the beverage they like taking at morning or in the soothing tea they take at night.
patients get to do stuffs they couldn’t before like being attentive, thinking up ideas and concentrating on a particular object, with the help of cannabis.

Medical cannabis has a lot of indisputable benefits like keeping ADD and ADHD patients focused and also ensuring that they have a steady life. Cannabis when naturally taken is highly safe and therapeutic as it helps patients with these mental disorders have the ability to enjoy a normal existence in the world.

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