Cannabis can help improve symptoms of ADHD, according to the results of a new study.
Many people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) find marijuana helpful for managing their symptoms, such as trouble focusing and being impulsive. But few studies have looked at marijuana as a treatment option, until now.
In a 2016 study by researchers at King’s College London, treatment with a cannabis-based spray was shown to reduce symptoms in patients with ADHD. The study involved 30 adults with ADHD, who were given either Sativex or placebo over a four-week period.
Sativex is a pharmaceutical spray made from extracts of the whole cannabis plant. It contains a 1:1 ratio of THC and CBD and is one of the very few cannabis-based treatments to be approved as a prescription drug.
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