What Can Cannabis Do for Patients with ADHD?

Between 2003 and 2011, diagnoses of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) cases increased by 42%. Some experts speculate that unmonitored hours of screen time and access to smart devices virtually since birth have played a role in this jump.

Regardless of the reason for the spike in ADHD cases, the symptoms can be disruptive, at best, to those who cope with them. Aggression, irritability, impulsive behavior, forgetfulness, anxiety, and depression are just a few of the symptoms that children and adults with ADHD may have to manage.

Ritalin is the most commonly prescribed drug for children with ADHD, but many of its side effects, such as anxiety and restlessness, are identical to the symptoms of the disorder. This treatment dilemma has led some individuals with ADHD to seek non-traditional options.

ADHD is not a qualifying condition for treatment with medical marijuana, but that hasn’t stopped

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