MMJ vs ADD and ADHD


It's already been a known fact that marijuana can work wonders most especially when it comes to the medical field. It is known to cure cancer and chronic illnesses, it is also said to reduce the symptoms of several mental illnesses. As per Chronic Pain Solutions, a recent study revealed that weed is actually better than Adderall in relieving ADHD.

Medical marijuana is said to be more effective than the usual ADD [Attention Deficit Disorder] or ADHD [Attention Deficit Hyper Activity Disorder] prescription drugs as it does not have the unpleasant side effects and the risk of infections. It is no longer a secret that numerous states have legalized medical marijuana and even the recreational use of the plant as it was found to provide endless health benefits.

One of the latest studies from Germany emerged wherein scientists focused on studying 30 patients diagnosed with ADHD who were not able to get the much-needed relief from Adderall and Ritalin. All 30 individuals are said to have improved their sleep and concentration after using marijuana. In addition to its effects, patients also experienced reduced impulsivity as a result of marijuana consumption.

22 out of 30 patients decided to pursue their medical marijuana treatments even after the study was over, as they would opt to use marijuana to manage their ADD symptoms. Dr. David Bearman, head of the cannabis research, mentioned that the effectivity of marijuana among ADHD treatment has to do with the dopamine level in the brain.

"Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine," Bearman stated. "This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin and Dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine."

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