There has been a lot of news recently about a shortage in Adderall. Lot’s of people who rely on Adderall are looking for alternative options considering the problems occurring with getting their prescribed pills.
A new article from The Atlantic (www.theatlantic.com) came out titled “Adult ADHD Is The Wild West Of Psychiatry”. The article is about adults using stimulants to help with the label known as ADHD. According to the article, a reliable diagnosis system for adults, is not really accurate. However, this doesn’t stop stimulant prescriptions from being written for more and more adults. So much so that recently the supply of prescriptions have been in short supply.
Lots of people have been known to try cannabinoids instead of stimulants in order to combat their symptoms of this human behavior label known as ADHD. Cannabinoids are known to work with the brain in a different way, but it allows the person’s behavior to be curved for the better.
TheHealthy.com has a great article titled “What You Should Know About Using CBD for ADHD” where you can find more great information about this topic.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that has been shown to have potential therapeutic benefits, such as reducing anxiety and inflammation. While some studies have suggested that CBD may have potential for treating ADHD and ADD, the exact mechanisms by which it works are not yet fully understood.
Stimulants, on the other hand, are a class of drugs commonly used to treat ADHD and ADD. These medications work by increasing the levels of neurotransmitters such as dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain, which can improve focus, attention, and impulse control.
The specific effects of CBD on ADHD and ADD may vary depending on the individual, and more research is needed to fully understand how it works. Some researchers have suggested that CBD may help to regulate the levels of neurotransmitters in the brain, similar to the way that stimulants work. However, CBD may have additional effects on anxiety and mood that could be beneficial for individuals with ADHD or ADD.
It’s important to note that while some people may find CBD helpful for managing symptoms of ADHD and ADD, it is not a substitute for medication prescribed by a healthcare professional. Anyone considering using CBD to treat these conditions should talk to their doctor first to determine the best course of treatment.
The wonderful authors and editors at Reader’s Digest have provided a great guide to CBD titled “The Ultimate Guide to CBD”. Definitely read through what they have put together if you are interested in learning more for whatever reasons.