ATTENTION DEFICIT DISORDER – ADD / ADHD
“Cannabis treats ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine.“
“The effect is the same as Ritalin, but mechanism of action is natural and is much safer than stimulants which interfere with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.” – Dr. D. Bearman
ADD and ADHD features an imbalance in brain chemistry that leads parts of the mind to race and become out of sync. Other areas of the brain that are required to interact to complete a given task, cannot keep pace and the result is fractured thought and concentration. ADD sufferers are often completely unaware of their condition and think that their issues are genetic or they lack talent.
ADD sufferers are attracted like a magnet to activities and drugs that tend to balance and sync brain activity, which can oddly result in hyper-super performance. Some activities ADD sufferers consciously or subconsciously sex, music, exercise, meditation, hiking, fishing to balance their cognitive function. Similarly, Medical Marijuana effectively regulates turbo-brain activity in many cases, while being a much safer alternative; i.e. street, pharmaceutical drugs.
“The human spirit is never finished when it is defeated… it is finished when it surrenders.” – Ben Stein
- Disjointed thinking, has to be doing something at all times.
- Cannot stick to a topic and unaware that they jump from one to another
- Disorganized – difficulty keeping a schedule
- Poor time management skills
- Problems focusing on a task
- Multitasking is a disaster
- Overactive, impatient and restless
- Poor planning
- Frustrated, intolerant
- Moody, hot temper
- Blow up with stress
“Inside of a ring or out, ain’t nothing wrong with going down. It’s staying down that’s wrong.” – Muhammad Ali
Causes of ADD
The cause of ADD has been linked to genetic and environmental factors that disturb the metabolism, causing broken concentration, information from different areas of the brain are not synchronized, with the governor racing forward before the necessary information from other parts of the brain come in.
Overconsumption of sugar and simple carbohydrates is implicated in the majority of marginal ADD cases. Heavy metal poisoning, contamination of natural gut flora with bad bacteria, yeast and fungus infections also play a major role.
“Behavior isn’t something someone ‘has.’ Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person’s biology, past experiences, and immediate context.” – L. Todd Rose
Sugar consumption – coupled with spiking insulin – wreaks havoc in many causing the metabolism to shift from low to jacked-high back to dead-low again. Proper neurological processing requires moderate and steady energy levels to perform calmly, efficiently and reliably. Rogue microbes, bad bacteria, yeast and fungus are parasites often give off toxic metabolites that interfere with receptors and causing brain fog.
On the bright side, Actor Henry Winkler chimes in saying; ADD is a double edged sword – there is an Attention Expansion Advantage component.
“My belief is that ADD is misnamed. Instead, it should be named, “Attention Expansion Advantage” (AEA). People with AEA/ADD have certain mental characteristics that give them distinct advantages. These same characteristics also present several drawbacks. We AEA/ADD people are different and are very hard to control and can be more creative and independent than non-ADD people.” – Henry Winkler – aka Fonzie
Doctor’s Testimonials : How Medical Marijuana can Help ADD / ADHD Patients
Dr. David Bearmans studied the relationship between the cannabinoid system and ADHD and discovered that cannabinoids interact with the brain’s dopamine management systems.
“Cannabis appears to treat ADD and ADHD by increasing the availability of dopamine. This then has the same effect but is a different mechanism of action than stimulants like Ritalin (methylphenidate) and dexedrine amphetamine, which act by binding to the dopamine and interfering with the metabolic breakdown of dopamine.” – Dr. David Bearmans
“I am a 49 yr old female I have ADHD and have been self medicating for years with cannabis,not knowing why it made me feel normal, I have a uni degree that I could not have achieved without the use of pot.” – Name withheld.
“I am ADD and have self medicated for 14 years, but my ADD diagnosis was only 6 months ago. Cannabis saved my life. I have been able to graduate a master degree. Since January I am involved in IACM. I recommend everybody who would be interested in ADD/ADHD and cannabis to join.” – Ludo
MMJ DOCTOR: If you or a loved one has ADD / ADHD want to try Medical Marijuana, our MMJ DOCTORS can help. Visit us in San Francisco or San Jose to discuss your treatment options . This process is 100% legal and your privacy is assured.