Study: CBD-rich cannabis reduces risk of behavioral outbreaks in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

Study: CBD-rich cannabis reduces risk of behavioral outbreaks in adolescents with autism spectrum disorder

November 19, 2018

A clinical report published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders found that the daily administration of cannabidiol (CBD)-dominant cannabis extracts is associated with lower rates of sleep disturbances, irritability and loss of appetite amongst adolescents with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and severe behavioral problems.

The retrospective study reached beyond anecdotal evidence and assessed the tolerability and efficacy of CBD-rich cannabis in 60 children with ASD.

Following the cannabis treatment, behavioral outbreaks were much improved or very much improved in 61% of all patients.

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