Israel is pioneering the first cannabis trial of its kind in the world of children and young adults with severe autism being treated with cannabinoids. An Israeli study currently underway is finding that medical cannabis can be used The clinical study began in January in Jerusalem at the Shaare Zedek. 4 days ago The scientific community has struggled to gain a solid understanding of children suffering from autism. Since this condition affects every child.
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Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. Health Topics Marijuana medical marijuana israel autism treatment. The New Faces of Cannabis Industry: Click Here to comment on this article. Trials are reportedly underway in Israel on autistic children to determine the effectiveness of medical marijuana, an area of growing research in the Jewish state - with encouraging signs.
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A line of shoes designed by singer Katy Perry has been pulled from store shelves because critics said they resembled som. Sounds like an emergency declaration and use the "slush fund" moneys to He is a large 13 year old who was diagnosed at 17 months and has been educated in autism-specific frameworks ever since.
Treatment with antipsychotic medication contributed to obesity but not to tranquility. He needed a medical evaluation for the iatrogenic obesity and required 12 adults to hold him down to draw blood. David started taking 4 drops of the CBD-heavy oil twice daily and the extreme behaviors melted away almost completely.
One of the antipsychotic medications was gradually stopped. His visit to me was transformed from a session in which I felt constantly threatened by his size, lack of quiet and unpredictable behavior to a session in which he wandered quietly, listened to his parents more clearly, and made some eye contact and even glimpse of a smile at me.
His parents, satisfied with his progress, had not been active in reporting to the virtual groups of parents, so their experience remained private. Empirically we decided to test 2 drops of the THC-containing oil to see if the balance improved further.
His parents and teachers were encouraged to use his musical ability to enhance progress with use of language. We planned that once the balance of THC: CBD was optimal we would attempt to gradually withdraw his remaining medication. Now these results are simply astonishing. The majority of these children had been treated with anti-psychotic medications to quiet the rages the result was often the opposite or stimulants to quiet the inattention also with opposite effects mostly and there were plenty of side effects, either overweight with the former or uncontrolled weight loss with the latter.
I began to imagine that these awful destructive attacks were mainly an expression of frustration with the difficulty inn flow between Inner-directed and Outer-directed experience and organization. That could explain how these attacks simply disappeared as the frustration was altered with a closer to normal CBD-lie: THC-like endocannabinoid moderation of the flow between the two patterns. In addition the improvements in attention, listening, speech and learning could be due to relief from frustration or to a direct improvement in the flow between the two brain patterns that these functions require.
What about the other third? In several cases in which the CBD-rich oil exacerbated disturbed behavior, I reduced the dose by having the oil diluted in olive oil. The response to the dilute solution was not unfavorable, although a true balance has not yet been achieved.
In about half of the cases, changing to the THC-rich oil and then mediating with a smaller amount of CBD-rich oil created a satisfactory solution. This made me think that perhaps a minority of autistic children have a deviant THC: When a balance was achieved, the frustrations diminished as they did when a balance was achieved with the CBD-top heavy treatments with the majority of children.
I found that talking with parents about the hypothetical ratio was both challenging and enriching. That is the theory of all the conventional medications that were tied. But a ration of THC-like: CBD-like molecules adopts a different perspective. The balance ratio perspective is closer to an approach to energy or information, at a higher level of organization with communication between two patterns of organization. The enrichment enters when parents experience the virtual evaporation of horrible rage attacks and do not experience their children as quelled, but rather as balanced and able to move ahead.
A current challenge involves talking with schools. These reflections leave plenty of desiderata for more rigorous investigation. Here are some of the questions to be worked out:. I hope to be able to address some of these questions in my reflections in the next year. Perhaps by then something like an algorithm could guide cannabis-based treatment more reliably. It should be clear by now that it is my opinion that a flexible-dose problem-solving open field trial is the appropriate research tool at present.
It is clear to me that a fixed-dose open field trial is premature and not coherent with the field being investigated, and most certainly that enlisting autistic children in a randomized control trial of a fixed cannabis dose compared with placebo is highly questionable on both scientific and ethical grounds. My thanks to Mss. Abigail Dar and Sharon Imberman who have entrusted me with this remarkable clinical adventure and to Dr. Michael Dor and Mr.
I first formulated the hypothesis put forward here in a lecture in Hebrew in a course on Medical Cannabis at Hadassah College of Jerusalem coordinated by Ms. Liad Mordov, to whom I am grateful for that opportunity.
Medical Cannabis for Autism Spectrum Disorder
The Israeli Health Ministry's IMCA (Israeli Medical Cannabis Authority) to consider a possible formal indication of autism for medical cannabis treatment David started taking 4 drops of the CBD-heavy oil twice daily and the. In Israel, 1 in children are diagnosed with autism and over Founder Raffi Rembrand, an Israeli engineer, began looking at autism more closely after his son Medical cannabis as an alternative treatment for autism. Dr Adi Aran, the Israeli researcher looking at the use of cannabis for autism He hopes to begin a further study on young adults in