Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a group of behavioural symptoms that include inattentiveness, hyperactivity and impulsiveness.

Symptoms of ADHD tend to be noticed at an early age and may become more noticeable when a child’s circumstances change, such as when they start school. Most cases are diagnosed when children are 6 to 12 years old.

The symptoms of ADHD usually improve with age, but many adults who are diagnosed with the condition at a young age continue to experience problems.

People with ADHD may also have additional problems, such as sleep and anxiety disorders.

The main symptoms of ADHD are:

  • Inattention
  • Hyperactivity
  • Impulsivity

No one knows exactly what causes ADHD. It sometimes runs in families, so genetics may be a factor. There may also be environmental factors.

A complete evaluation by a trained professional is the only way to know for sure if your child has ADHD. Treatment may include medicine to control symptoms, therapy, or both. Structure at home and at school is important.

 

Medical Marijuana Efficiency

Cannabis treats ADHD similarly to the prescribed stimulants such as Ritalin (methylphenidate) and Dexedrine amphetamine by increasing the body’s availability to dopamine.

Cannabis compounds (cannabinoids) have the potential to correct the deficiency of dopamine, which has been observed in patients who have been dosed appropriately and administered safely and in the correct manner.

Studies have shown us that cannabinoid receptors are found in higher concentration in areas of the brain linked to ADHD symptoms, specifically the amygdala and hippocampus regions. These regions of the brain are known to play a role in memory and emotional regulation as well as bipolar, anxiety and depression disorders.