One out of every 59 children suffer from one of the autism related disorders or Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). Autism Spectrum Disorders affect both the neurological growth of the brain as well the overall behavioral spectrum. ASD is not identified through a single behavior, but, instead, it crosses the behavioral spectrum to include lack of social skills, communication restrictions and curtailed interests that include repetitive behavior.1
University of California researchers have found that cannabis can be used to treat a variety of neurological diseases, including autism. The study found that CBD regulates emotion and focus, acting as protective against further brain degradation. In the autistic patient, mood can be regulated with oral doses of cannabis. Dosages can be regulated according to severity of the disorder. Unlike prescribed remedies, there are no concerns about overdosing, providing a sense of security for caretakers. 2
“Parents of some autistic children report that cannabis eases behavioral problems more effectively than conventional pharmaceuticals. Their anecdotal evidence should be taken seriously by medical researchers,” Lester Grinspoon M.D.3 CBD products are gaining popularity in the Autism-research field due to their abilities to lessen anxiety symptoms, ease triggers, and help alleviate the oncoming of seizures. Additional research is being performed to support this hypothesis.4
What’s Next for CBD Research?
In 2015, Harvard University and Boston Children’s Hospital published a baseline review of cannabis and autism studies5 to date, showing that the research did show promise, but nothing definitive could be said about cannabis’ ability to improve pediatric patients. The Harvard review stated that most research was animal-based and did not yet show translational impacts to human subjects. In fact, the review concluded with the cautionary statement that cannabis treatments should be used as a last resort after all conventional therapies have failed. Indeed, a widespread reluctance exists within the pediatric community to study the effects of cannabis in children, due to the potential of harmful side effects.
Now, New York University (NYU) neurologist Dr. Orrin Devinsky, the same scientist who did research on Epidiolex, is now conducting two studies on CBD effects on children aged 5 to 18 with moderate to severe autism. The only other doctor who is currently doing studies like this is Aran.
Since autism and epilepsy go hand in hand, CBD is showing promise for treating both conditions.
Perhaps as doctors begin to see the effects of Epidiolex, and review research like that of Aran’s and Devinsky’s autism studies, many more will begin to delve further into use of medical cannabis.
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