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ADD & ADHD & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

ADD & ADHD & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER – ADD / ADHD

Cannabis treats ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine.

“The effect is the same as Ritalin, but mechanism of action is natural and is much safer than stimulants which interfere with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.  – Dr. D. Bearman

ADD and ADHD features an imbalance in brain chemistry that leads parts of the mind to race and become out of sync.   Other areas of the brain that are required to interact to complete a given task, cannot keep pace and the result is fractured thought and concentration.   ADD sufferers are often completely unaware of  their condition and think that their issues are genetic or they lack talent.

ADD sufferers are attracted like a magnet to activities and drugs that tend to balance and sync brain activity, which can oddly result in hyper-super performance.  Some activities ADD sufferers consciously or subconsciously sex, music, exercise, meditation, hiking, fishing  to balance their cognitive function.   Similarly, Medical Marijuana effectively regulates turbo-brain activity in many cases, while being a much safer alternative; i.e. street, pharmaceutical drugs.

“The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.” – Ben Stein

Symptoms

  • Disjointed thinking, has to be doing something at all times.
  • Cannot stick to a topic and unaware that they jump from one to another
  • Disorganized – difficulty keeping a schedule
  • Poor time management skills
  • Problems focusing on a task
  • Multitasking is a disaster
  • Overactive, impatient and restless
  • Poor planning
  • Frustrated, intolerant
  • Moody, hot temper
  • Blow up with stress

“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.”            – Muhammad Ali

Causes of ADD

The cause of ADD has been linked to genetic and environmental factors that disturb the metabolism, causing broken concentration, information from different areas of the brain are not synchronized, with the governor racing forward before the necessary information from other parts of the brain come in.

Overconsumption of sugar and simple carbohydrates is implicated in the majority of marginal ADD cases.  Heavy metal poisoning, contamination of natural gut flora with bad bacteria, yeast and fungus infections also play a major role.

“Behavior isn’t something someone ‘has.’ Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person’s biology, past experiences, and immediate context.” –  L. Todd Rose

Sugar consumption – coupled with spiking insulin – wreaks havoc in many causing the metabolism to shift from low to jacked-high back to dead-low again.  Proper neurological processing requires  moderate and steady energy levels to perform calmly, efficiently and reliably.  Rogue microbes, bad bacteria, yeast and fungus are parasites often give off toxic metabolites that interfere with receptors and causing brain fog.

On the bright side, Actor Henry Winkler chimes in saying;  ADD is a double edged sword  – there is an Attention Expansion Advantage component.

“My belief is that ADD is misnamed. Instead, it should be named,  “Attention Expansion Advantage” (AEA). People with AEA/ADD have certain mental characteristics that give them distinct advantages. These same characteristics also present several drawbacks. We AEA/ADD people are different and are very hard to control and can be more creative and independent than non-ADD people.” –  Henry Winkler – aka Fonzie

Doctor’s Testimonials : How Medical Marijuana can Help ADD / ADHD Patients

Dr. David Bearmans studied the relationship between the cannabinoid system and ADHD and discovered that cannabinoids interact with the brain’s dopamine management systems.

“Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine. This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.”  – Dr. David Bearmans

“I am a 49 yr old female I have ADHD and have been self medicating for years with cannabis,not knowing why it made me feel normal, I have a uni degree that I could not have achieved without the use of pot.” – Name withheld.

“I am ADD and have self medicated for 14 years, but my ADD diagnosis was only 6 months ago. Cannabis saved my life. I have been able to graduate a master degree. Since January I am involved in IACM.   I recommend everybody who would be interested in ADD/ADHD and cannabis to join.”  – Ludo
420EvaluationsOnline: If you or a loved one has ADD / ADHD want to try Medical Marijuana, we can help.  Our Telemed Company has Medical Doctors on staff to evaluate your online application.  The entire process takes only minutes – click here to get started.  This process is legal and your privacy is assured.

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SOURCE: www.420evaluationsonline.com

Cannabis as alternative treatment

ADD & ADHD

In the eyes of popular culture, cannabis consumers aren’t exactly models of concentration and cognitive performance. So when a small group of researchers began exploring cannabis as alternative treatment for attention deficit disorders, there was of course some scoffing and skepticism. Nevertheless, with so many medical marijuana patients swearing by its ability to promote focus in place of prescription stimulants, these doctors sought to take a closer look at the scientific basis of this counterintuitive phenomenon.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, better known as ADHD, is a controversial diagnosis marked by distractibility, hyperactivity, and impulsivity. Adults are more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit disorder, or ADD, which lacks this hyperactivity characteristic, but is similar in other ways to ADHD. More than one in 10 children in the U.S. will be diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, a figure that has grown exponentially in the last 50 years. Since 1957, doctors have been treating ADD/ADHD patients with psychostimulants like Adderall, Ritalin, and Concerta.

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Antonio Rodriguez, diagnosed with ADD/ADHD at age six, had been among the masses prescribed stimulant medications. “I remember having headaches all the time to the point where I wasn’t able to sleep,” Antonio said, adding that his appetite was also nonexistent until treating with cannabis; and not only was cannabis lifting the stimulant side effects, it improved Antonio’s ADD/ADHD symptoms. “For the first time ever, I was in the state where I could really get my mind together.”

Having only been taught the dangers of using cannabis, Antonio was cautious about trying it for the first time. “I got scared about the whole ‘addiction’ side of cannabis,” Antonio said. “I was waiting for the moment my body asked me for weed, but it never happened.”

For those coming from an anti-cannabis background, explaining its therapeutic properties to friends and family can be difficult. This was no less true for Antonio, despite the fact that his performance in school had won him college acceptance with a scholarship. The reality is, there’s far too little research on cannabis and ADD/ADHD to know exactly how the two interact. Still, the data and results emerging from initial investigations show that there is more digging to be done.

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One main physiological irregularity of ADD/ADHD is the brain’s shortage of dopamine, a chemical neurotransmitter involved in cognitive processes like memory and attention. Medications like Adderall and Ritalin stimulate dopamine, thereby promoting concentration, but come with a myriad of unpleasant side effects and withdrawal symptoms.

Dr. David Bearman, a figurehead of cannabis research, has studied the relationship between the cannabinoid system and ADHD and discovered potential therapeutic value as cannabinoids interact with the brain’s dopamine management systems.

“Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine,” Dr. Bearman wrote. “This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.”

Put simply, the compounds found in cannabis, called cannabinoids, could potentially correct the dopamine deficiency observed in ADD/ADHD patients if dosed appropriately and administered safely. Even in its raw form, cannabis is able to provide the mental slowdown necessary for concentration in many patients. Boring and arduous tasks become more manageable, and mood swings tend to level out. But why?

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“The most accepted theory about ADHD rests on the fact that about 70 percent of the brain’s function is to regulate input to the other 30 percent,” Dr. Bearman says. “Basically the brain is overwhelmed with too much information coming too fast. In ADHD, the brain is cluttered with and too aware of all the nuances of a person’s daily experience.”

While most medical professionals agree that anecdotal evidence is not sufficient in recommending cannabis for ADD/ADHD, researchers are optimistic about the potential cannabis is demonstrating. When political blockades let up and further research resumes, it could be that cannabinoid therapy provides a frontier for safer, more effective ADD/ADHD medication.

SOURCE: www.leafly.com