Interest in CBD has continue to grow as many seek to utilize the reported benefits of CBD. There has been a variety of different benefits reported from use of CBD. Most of the common would include anxiety, pain relief, improving sleep quality, inflammation reduction (such as arthritis).
The interest and success of CBD has gained enough traction that national advocacy groups such as the Arthritis Foundation even released CBD guidelines from industry experts.
Another benefit of interest is how CBD may be able to assist with the patients with Autism. Some may criticize any reports as being purely anecdotal or lacking any evidence. However, researchers at The University of California San Diego Medical School are in the process of performing a clinical trial that can reveal additional details.
CBD And Its Effect On Autism
There is no shortage from patients and caregivers who may be utilizing CBD to assist with symptoms of Autism. Physicians and specialists may be advising patients on its use as well. However, much of the common criticism is there is no evidence to support its use, or not enough.
It would be clearly more fair to be potentially critical due to the lack or large amounts of research. It would be correct to say that CBD has been known to some researchers, physicians and patients who were “in the know” for years. There has been research supporting it but it still wasn’t popularized until recent years. Once the Farm Bill of 2018 was passed (legalizing hemp with some restrictions) interest in CBD began to spike.
The issue was that there was not large amounts of research yet available. Research can be costly and take time. It may suprise you but there has been some research with CBD and Autism there recently. The studies below details some potential of CBD.
University of California San Diego Medical School – CBD And Autism Study
UCSD Medical School is currently recruiting patients for its Phase III clinical trials to determine if CBD will reduce behavior problems in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).
“Studies using animals modeling ASD have shown that CBD has similar effects: Excitatory neurotransmitters are inhibited, leading to a reduction of behavioral and social deficits characteristic of ASD,” said Doris Trauner, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neurosciences and Pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine and an attending pediatric neurologist at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego with special expertise in neurodevelopmental disabilities. “CBD may have potential for many neurological disabilities, but there is particular interest in autism because the behavioral problems can be severe and limit the child’s ability to learn and socialize.”
Details from the research may be able to expand on some of the limited research that is available and begin to give me concrete details.