CBD and Autism
Let’s jump into it…
According to Frontiers of Pharmacology, a peer reviewed medical journal, Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) can cause sleeping problems, hyperactivity, increased anxiety, and self-inflicted injury (Barchel, et al., 2019; Poleg, Golubchik, Offen, Weizman, 2019).
Another study concluded that this also includes epilepsy and pointed out that there is currently no effective treatment for the side effects that are associated with ASD, leaving many parents looking for alternative options (Poleg, Golubchik, Offen, Weizman, 2019).
CBD was shown to have some beneficial properties including “…anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, antiemetic and antipsychotic (Poleg, Golubchik, Offen, Weizman, 2019).
The study concluded that 68.4% of children showed an improvement for hyperactivity disorder, 67.6% of children showed an improvement for self-inflicted injury, 71.4% showed an improvement in sleep patterns, 47.1% showed an improvement in anxiety, with an overall improvement of 74.5% (Barchel, et al., 2019).
Has CBD won any awards yet?? Sheesh, talk about one amazing plant compound…
*This information is for educational purposes only and simply sharing of the information pertained to this particular study. No medical advice or claims are being made.
Barchel, D., Stolar, O., De-Haan, T., Ziv-Baran, T., Saban, N., Fuchs, D. O., Koren, G., & Berkovitch, M. (2019). Oral Cannabidiol Use in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder to Treat Related Symptoms and Co-morbidities. Frontiers in pharmacology, 9, 1521. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.01521
Poleg, S., Golubchik, P., Offen, D., & Weizman, A. (2019). Cannabidiol as a suggested candidate for treatment of autism spectrum disorder. Progress in neuro-psychopharmacology & biological psychiatry, 89, 90–96. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2018.08.030