November 4, 2014


Autism CBD

Recent Research on Autism and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Information on Autism

 What Is Autism?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both used as broad terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders often represent a number of different complex issues, including difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. Previously, all of the disorders were recognized as distinct subtypes, including childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), autistic disorder, and Asperger syndrome. In May 2013, the updated publication of the DSM-5 diagnostic manual merged all autism disorders under one umbrella diagnosis of ASD.

ASD can be associated with a number of challenges, including intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention, and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. It is not uncommon for some persons with ASD to excel in art, music, and cognitive organization.

⇒ Symptoms

Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are characterized by three main areas; difficulty interacting in social situations, challenges communicating, and a tendency to engage in repetitive behaviors. However, the symptoms and the range in severity vary widely across these three core areas. For some, these symptoms may result in relatively mild challenges for someone on the high functioning end of the autism spectrum. For others, symptoms could be significantly more severe, as when repetitive behaviors and severe social anxiety interfere with everyday life. It is important to consult a health care professional to understand your options before seeking therapeutic compounds such as CBD oil. 

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