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CBD oil for ADHD: Can it treat symptoms, and is it safe?

Not diagnosed, however suspect ADD in myself and family. The difficulty focusing at critical times, possibly due to stress of a deadline, or just for longer lengths of time. The inability to calm the white noise as I refer to it. “Oh shiny, look over here.” It is a frustrating part of my makeup.

Still seeking a CBD strain that provides what some strains of THC can. Complicating the issue is I seem to have opposite effects from the average. It is a journey and I appreciate the share.

Well it can regulate dopamine which is a huge issue in people with ADHD, I have it ADHD and it helps me

I have ADHD (inattentive type/ADD). Hemp flower has been a godsend for me. I’m still not sure if it’s the CBD, low dose THC, or the terpenes, but something in there has completely changed my life for the better. My life on Adderall vs. my life now is like night and day.

How does the experience compare with your experience on adderall? I recently stopped adderall and am considering using cbd vapes to treat my adhd

While the body of research on the effect of cannabinoids in the brain is quite large, there are very few studies specifically on ADHD. The few that do exist show there is potential, but further research is necessary.

A review (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4882033/ ) of anecdotal evidence from 401 forum posts found that 25% of people thought psychoactive cannabis helped improve symptoms.

Often people with ADHD have lower levels of dopamine and norepinephrine.

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Cannabinoids show the potential to regulate areas of the brain by preventing over-activation, which can reduce the ability to focus. Because these chemicals mimic naturally occurring cannabinoids, plant-based treatments may produce similar results.

The beneficial effects of cannabinoids are possible due to the ability of cannabinoids to inhibit monoamine oxidase (MAO), which helps metabolize dopamine and norepinephrine. Slowing the breakdown process of these neurotransmitters can lead to higher levels throughout the brain.

There’s a lot of ADHD and ADD in my family. I have ADD. While I initially began using CBD oil and CBD hemp flowers to treat pain, I quickly noticed an improvement in my focus and concentration. I don’t know if it’s due to the CBD or due to the reduction in pain allowing for better focus and concentration.

Adhd patients successfully treated with cannabis, thoughts on this?

The issue with this study for me is that the effects of cannabis are hugely dependent not only on dose but on the strain used. Different ratios of THC vs CBD produce very different effects. THC is a psychedelic so can exacerbate ADHD problems such as racing thoughts and anxiety. However CBD is anxiolytic and calming, and serves to counteract some of the effects of THC.

People who find smoking bud makes them paranoid and anxious often are smoking high THC strains. There’s more to it (different cannabinoids) but this is often overlooked.

There’s cannabis and then there’s cannabis.

I see a lot of people in this thread saying that it doesn’t help them and that they can’t imagine how it’d even work for someone with ADHD.

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Now this is entirely anecdotal and is from my personal experience, but I’ve personally had good results in using cannabis for ADHD. Like /u/metamongoose said, it’s all about the dose and the THC to CBD ratio. The method in which you intake cannabis also can change the way it affects you. I personally use a vaporizer.

For me, low doses of a sativa strain actually helps me focus and do my work. Arguably better than Adderall in my opinion. It calms down my hyperactive mind, reduces impulsiveness, reduces anger, and allows me to get more into the work I’m trying to do. The only issue I have is that it wears off a bit fast (2ish hours) compared to Adderall (3-5hr of IR).

Although if you have too much, then you just get stoned which obviously produces the not-so-ADHD friendly effects (lethargy, drowsiness, etc).