According to news reports and McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School which looked at teens and young people who had recently begun taking two classes of drugs – amphetamines (marketed as Adderall and Vyvanse) and methylphenidates (marketed as Ritalin or Concerta) – used to treat ADHD, the drugs can lead to psychosis.
The study showed that while the chance of developing psychosis – a condition that affects the mind and causes a person to lose contact with reality – is low, there is an increased risk of developing the disorder in patients taking the amphetamines.
“The findings are concerning because the use of amphetamines in adolescents and young adults has more than tripled in recent years. More and more patients are being treated with these medications,” said Dr. Lauren V. Moran, lead author of the paper.
Moran said that clinicians have long observed “patients without previous psychiatric history” developing psychosis “in the setting of stimulant use.”
The study, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health, looked at insurance claims on more than 220,000 ADHD patients between the ages of 13 and 25 years old who had started taking amphetamines or methylphenidate between Jan. 1, 2004, and Sept. 30, 2015.
According to the study, researchers found that one out of every 486 patients started on an amphetamine developed psychosis that required treatment with antipsychotic medication. One in 1,046 patients started on methylphenidate developed psychosis.
On the other hand, getting away from Big Pharma, and instead turning to Mother Nature, there are claims that CBD oil, a cannabis product, can be used to treat the symptoms of ADHD. There is limited research showing an improvement for some people who have epilepsy and some people who experience anxiety who use CBD oil, so it is thought to also have benefits for people affected by ADHD. People are hesitant to make any such claims because practicing medicine without a license can be claimed by police when a person claims to have found relief from anything that God made.
For both epilepsy and anxiety, there is more research available that shows some promise; a new medication made from cannabis for seizures caused by Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome has been approved by an advisory committee for the FDA, but does not have FDA approval.
From Big Pharma’s perspective, whose bank accounts grow by billions of dollars annually, why would they possibly endorse or be in favor of a treatment by a plant which God made and grows like a weed and can be grown and harvested for free? Why do you think research on hemp was illegal for so many decades?
The Bible says that God created the herbs for the benefit of mankind. Man has to truly be s dedicated Disciple of Satan to make God’s creations illegal. In reality, man does not have the authority to do so. Of course, the devil worshipers in our government actually believe that Lucifer’s plan was the right one.
Key to cannabis has a web site dedicated to this very issue:
A 2012 study looked at the effect of cannabidiol on rats treated with MK-801, a custom formula designed to mimic the effects of ADHD. “Results showed that the MK-801- (0.3 mg/kg) treated rats displayed reduced social investigative behavior, hyperactivity as well as reduced attention span. Pretreatment with the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol (3 mg/kg) not only normalized social investigative behavior but increased it beyond control levels. Both cannabidiol and clozapine inhibited MK-801-induced hyperactivity.”
Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22495620
A 2016 study randomly gave 30 adults with ADHD either a “placebo or Sativex Oromucosal Spray, a cannabinoid medication containing a 1:1 ratio of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to cannabidiol (CBD). In the intention to treat analysis, Sativex treatment was associated with a nominally significant improvement in hyperactivity/impulsivity and a trend for improvement in inattention. There were further indications for improvement in activity and cognitive performance, and emotional liability.
Now we turn to another 2016 study: “…Clinical and anecdotal evidence suggest an increasingly popular perception that cannabis is therapeutic for ADHD, including via online resources. Given that the Internet is increasingly utilized as a source of healthcare information and may influence perceptions, [a 2016 study] conducted a qualitative analysis of online forum discussions, also referred to as threads, on the effects of cannabis on ADHD to systematically characterize the content patients and caregivers may encounter about ADHD and cannabis.”
The study found that, “Twenty-five (25%) percent of individual posts indicated that cannabis is therapeutic for ADHD, as opposed to 8% that it is harmful, 5% that it is both therapeutic and harmful, and 2% that it has no effect on ADHD. This pattern was generally consistent when the year of each post was considered. The greater endorsement of therapeutic versus harmful effects of cannabis did not generalize to mood, other (non-ADHD) psychiatric conditions, or overall domains of daily life. Additional themes emerged (e.g., cannabis being considered sanctioned by healthcare providers).”
The study went on to conclude, “Despite that there are no clinical recommendations or systematic research supporting the beneficial effects of cannabis use for ADHD, online discussions indicate that cannabis is considered therapeutic for ADHD-this is the first study to identify such a trend.”
Learn more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27227537
As indicated by the studies above, CBD helps reduce hyperactivity and improve mental cognition in patients suffering from ADD/ADHD.
The above web site recommends daily use.
To be clear, the testing results are just beginning. Just recently President Trump signed the Farm Bill which removes hemp from the controlled substances list and makes it possible for hemp to be grown as a national crop. Already, in Kentucky, farmers that previously grew tobacco are now growing hemp. Ropes, plastics, and building materials among thousands of other by products of hemp.
One thing is certain. CBD is NOT harmful. It is not possible to overdose and the fact that the human body has built-in cbd receptors prove that the human body was designed to ingest cbd. As more and more people try to help their children rather than kill them, there will be more testimonies online.