Autism, Neurological Conditions

2019 Israeli Study Shows Cannabis may help relieve Autism symptoms

ASD Autism Spectrum Disorder is a neurological disorder that affects how the brain functions. The exact cause of ASD is not known.

The way ASD affects an individual can vary a lot from person to person. It depends on how many symptoms a person experiences and how severe each symptom is.

A person with ASD may find it hard to connect with other people. They may:

  • have difficulty communicating
  • have difficulty with social situations
  • repeat certain patterns of behaviour
  • show interest in a limited number of activities and interests

There are many different types of treatments available. For example, auditory training, discrete trial training, vitamin therapy, anti-yeast therapy, facilitated communication, music therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and sensory integration.

The different types of treatments can generally be broken down into the following categories:

  • Behavior and Communication Approaches
  • Dietary Approaches
  • Medication
  • Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Also as a more natural treatment…Scientists in Israel appear to have uncovered definitive proof that medical marijuana can help autistic kids deal with the worst of their symptoms and live a better quality of life.

Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center have found that cannabis oil is an effective remedy for autism spectrum disorder (ASD), which is a condition characterized by a number of social and behavioral issues. The latest study, which was published in Scientific Reports, finds that many of the symptoms related to this condition, including tics, depression and rage attacks, were diminished in patients after receiving cannabis oil. To read full Times of Israel article click here

2019 Study

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