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CBD may deal with ADHD

May 09, 2019 2 min read

CBD may deal with ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common disorder in childhood but there are also adults that have it. Some doctors say that ADHD it’s caused by differences in the brain anatomy and wiring but until now the medical community can’t pinpoint an exact cause that can explain all the symptoms. (1) According to Attention Deficit Disorder Association, ADHD is caused by “chemical, structural, and connectivity differences in the brain, mostly as a result of genetics”. (2)

ADHD symptoms

The most common symptoms of ADHD are:

1. Hyperactivity (non-stop talking; running from place to place; not having patience; interrupting conversations; jumping or climbing etc.)

2. Inattention(troubles with organizing activities; no attention to details; difficulty in sustaining concentration; difficulty in learning etc.)

3. Impulsivity(talking too loudly; getting angry too often; taking decisions without thinking; etc)

Dealing with ADHD with CBD

If it is left unchecked, ADHD can develop to cause serious issues with school, social scenes and at the workplace. Unfortunately, there is no exact solution for ADHD but with skills training, medication, educational support, and therapy the psychological well-being condition can be improved. Much more than this, there are some natural ways that can help. One of them is CBD because it activates the anti-anxiety, anti-depressant and anti-inflammatory receptors in order to take care of the symptoms that patients suffering from ADHD have.

Studies on the CBD effect for ADHD

A German study from 2015 analyzed the effect of CBD on 30 persons that didn’t respond to prescribed medication. Most of the subjects showed signs of improvement especially when it comes to concentration and sleep. Also, the impulsivity symptom was reduced. As a conclusion, Eva Milz(Medical Practice for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Berlin, Germany) and Franjo Grotenhermen (Nova-Institute Hürth/Rheinland, Germany and Medical Practice, Rüthen, Germany) said that “ For adult patients with ADHD, who experience side effects or do not profit from standard medication, cannabis may be an effective and well-tolerated alternative.”(4)

In 2017, a study made by 6 people from Institute of Psychiatry Psychology and Neuroscience, UK showed that CBD can help to reduce hyperactivity and impulsivity in adults with ADHD.(5)

Another study shows that CBD has therapeutic benefits for ADHD and it says that “There were further indications for improvement in activity and cognitive performance and emotional lability.”(6)

Conclusion on CBD and ADHD

Every day, new evidence appears from studies and we are helped to understand more about the way that CBD can improve our lives. In fact, there are a lot of people that sustain that the CBD oil saved their life. If you choose to try the CBD oil or if you already tried it and you want to share with us our story, please use the contact page.







This article was written by an independent and third-party author specialising in CBD, hemp and cannabis research. Any opinion, advice or recommendation expressed in the article does not reflect the opinion of Formula Swiss AG or any of our employees. We do not make any claims about any of our products and refer to our disclaimer for more information.

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