CBD Oil for ADHD: Can It Help With the Treatment?

Ever since hemp products became legal in the United States, CBD oil has been marketed as a magical cure for all ills. CBD oil users are raving all over the Internet about its therapeutic properties. Among the illnesses that the oil can allegedly cure is ADHD. But is using CBD oil for ADHD symptoms safe and effective? What Is CBD Oil? CBD oil, also known as cannabidiol oil, is a product of hemp or marijuana. What makes products such as hemp-derived CBD oil different from other cannabis products is the fact that they usually don’t include tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Therefore, CBD oil has no psychoactive effects. Still, some brands of CBD oil do contain traces of THC, which makes them unsuitable for children and those prone to drug addiction. CBD Oil is Natural and Pure… Or, Is It? One of the major reasons why CBD oil is an attractive remedy to …

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Marijuana and ADHD: Can Marijuana Relieve the Symptoms of ADHD?

For many years now, marijuana advocates have claimed that marijuana is incredibly effective at relieving ADHD symptoms. Allegedly, it can reduce irritability, anxiety, and lack of restraint. But are these arguments actually true? Does Marijuana Really Help With ADHD? Claims that marijuana is incredibly therapeutic and helps relieve symptoms of ADHD are all over the Internet. Various forums and blogs contain testimonials from ADHD patients stating that getting high is the best remedy they can think of. What’s more, very few of them reported experiencing any side-effects and issues caused by marijuana. In fact, marijuana does have several effects similar to those of ADHD meds. They include increased appetite, pain relief, and decreased anxiety and stress levels. Therefore, it is possible that marijuana can help with symptoms such as impulsivity and hyperactivity. However, all the evidence related to marijuana’s influence on ADHD symptoms is completely anecdotal. So far, there haven’t …

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Multiple Causes of ADD/ADHD behavior

There is rarely a case of “pure” ADD.  More often there is a combination of interacting factors that lead to behavioral problems.  Rather than accepting the simplistic “brain defect” model advocated by pharmaceutical corporations and the scientists that work for them, do some tough detective work yourself to discover the actual causes.   Like a fever, ADD is a descriptive term only, a symptom expressed by some underlying cause.  While the cause might include brain defects, it often doesn’t.     Allergies & Sensitivities Anxiety & Depression Bipolar Disorder Boy Behavior Brain Defects Caffeine Career Choices CAPD (Central Auditory Processing Disorder) Child Abuse, Family Problems,Trauma Creativity Discipline Problems Gifted & Bright Hypoglycemia Irresponsibility Medication Side Effects Modern Day Lifestyles Mercury Poisoning Nutritional Deficiencies School & Teacher Problems Sensory Integration Dysfunction Sleep Deficits and Disorders Temperament Differences / MBTI Thyroid Conditions Video Games & TV Visual Thinkers    

What is ADD?

Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADD/ADHD, is a psychological term currently applied to anyone who meets the DSM IV diagnostic criteria for impulsivity, hyperactivity and/or inattention.  The diagnostic criteria are subjective and include behavior which might be caused by a wide variety of factors, ranging from brain defects to allergies to giftedness.  ADD, as currently defined, is a highly subjective description, not a specific disease.  Confusion and controversy is caused by the tendency of some mental health professionals to assume that everyone diagnosed with ADD has some mysterious, irreversible brain defect.  This assumption has its roots in the very first group of severely ADD people ever studied, who suffered from encephalitis, or a swelling of the brain.  We also have learned that birth defects and brain injury from toxic chemicals such as lead often cause ADD.  However, over the last several decades the ADD diagnostic criteria have been so broadened as …

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