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Scientists at Shaare Zedek Medical Center in Jerusalem investigated the effects of cannabis on 60 autistic children between the ages of 5 and 18.
Using applications of a cannabis extract with low concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and high in cannabidiol (CBD), the researchers determined that the therapeutic application can be effective to improve the quality of life of these people.
The proportion of the extract had a ratio of 20: 1 and the dose was increased according to the effect. The CBD maximum was 10mg / kg / weight and the THC maximum was 0.5mg / kg / weight, according to the study published in Neurology.org.
Specifically, behavioral outbreaks “improved a lot” in 61% of participating children.
“This preliminary study supports the viability of medicinal cannabis based on CBD as a promising treatment option for refractory behavior problems in children with ASD. Based on these promising results, we have launched a large double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial with 120 participants, “the paper concludes.
39% of cases improved anxiety and communication problems, and very much in 47%. So, the uncomfortable behaviors improved by 29%. To measure the efficacy and tolerability of these results, it was evaluated through standards including the Autism Parenting Stress Index (APSI) and the Home Situation Questionnaire-Autism Spectrum Disorder (HSQ-ASD).
The report notes that parents reported less stress on their children’s behavior.
You can see the study in the following link: https://bit.ly/2s0Q4Kz
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