Autism and Cannabidiol Oil
Autism is a developmental disorders that affects both behavior and communication.
Autism is a spectrum disorder which means that it affects many aspects of symptoms and the severity of symptoms may differ among patients.
Some people with autism may be dependent on others for their daily life while some may be able to function by themselves just fine.
People with autism may have trouble with communication, social interaction and repetitive behaviors.
Autism is one of the most common developmental disorders affecting 1 in 54 children in the United States.
Statistics shows that boys are more likely to be diagnosed with autism than girls.
We still don't know what causes autism, but scientists suspect a combination of genetics and environmental factors can affect autism.
Though there is no cure for autism, but there are treatments to improve the symptoms.
If you notice any early signs of autism such as delayed in speech or language development, having difficulties in social interactions, having very limited or no interest, and having issues with repetitive behaviors and being sensory sensitivities then receiving early intervention is essential especially for children with autism.
Every autistic patient requires a different kind of treatment and handling to fit their needs. The most common treatment would include:
Applied Behaviour Analysis which teaches specific skills like communication and social skills along with behavior skills.
Occupational therapy like the skills to perform everyday activities like dressing, eating and self healthcare
Social Skills Training
Medications to treat symptoms of anxiety, hyperactivity or aggression.
Those are the conventional treatment you can come to expect with autism, but can cannabis like CBD Oil help treat autism?
CBD or Cannabidiol has gain a lot of popularity as a natural holistic supplement to help treat:
Pain and inflammation
Sleep and insomnia
Stress and anxiety
Nausea and motion sickness
Epilepsy and anti-seizures
Depression and mental illness
CBD is derived from the cannabis plant. CBD alone has no psychoactive properties so it won't cause you to feel "high" or intoxicate you. THC which is ike a sibling to CBD, but does come with psychoactive properties and will make you feel high and can alter your cognitive functions.
Both CBD and THC are among the 100s cannabinoids found in cannabis plants. Researchers have found that cannabinoids have numerous therapeutic properties which can help enhance our health.
How can CBD oil manage autism?
CBD oil can alleviate stress from difficult circumstances that people with autism have to face.
CBD oil eases the trouble with social interactions by reducing stress and anxiety.
CBD helps control aggression and lessen the chance of self injuries.
CBD can control and manage the severity of seizures for children that may suffer from both autism and epilepsy. A lot of parents find that CBD have similar or better results than anti-seizures medication.
CBD oil help with anxiety too and may help with managing anxiety symptoms for people with autism.
CBD is legal in most states of the U.S. as long as the amount of THC does not exceed 0.3% and in Thailand the law allows upto 0.2%. When it comes to children it's best to choose CBD products that are THC free like Mellow 900mg CBD Oil made from CBD Isolate and available as a 30ml bottle. Mellow 900mg CBD Oil comes in Natural and Orange flavors. We also have Mellow Full Spectrum 1,800 mg CBD Oil for those looking for CBD with traces of THC that also includes cannabinoids like CBC, CBG, CBN, CBDa and THCa. It also contains terpenes and flavonoids. Plus, for those who enjoy a massage to relieve stress or muscle soreness then we have Mellow CBD Soothing Balm vanilla scented.
It is recommended that you consult your doctor first if you are interested in trying CBD oil for your child with autism. CBD may interfere and interact with medications and may stop your medication from working properly. CBD may come with side effects like dry mouth, drowsiness or diarrhea.
For more information about Mellow Organic please visit https://www.melloworganic.com
Written by Vivek Roachthavilit
Special thanks to:
National Library of Medicine