According to clinical trial data published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology, whole-plant cannabis extracts may be able to improve cognition and behavior in those who suffer from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). In the randomized and placebo-controlled study, British scientists evaluated the efficacy of cannabis extracts for 30 adults with ADHD, and found treatment improved hyperactivity, impulsivity, inattention, cognitive performance, activity, and emotional lability. Authors concluded, “ADHD may represent a subgroup of individuals that gain cognitive enhancement and reduction of ADHD symptoms from the use of cannabinoids. These findings provide preliminary evidence using an experimental design for the self-medication hypothesis of cannabis use in ADHD; and support the need for further research into the effects of cannabinoids on ADHD symptoms and impairments.”
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