A study of children with autism spectrum disorders in Israel reported significant improvements in their social communication abilities after six months of treatment with cannabidiol-rich cannabis oil. Additionally, parents reported a reduction in restrictive and repetitive behaviors of children. Children’s cognitive scores were not changed. The study was published in Translational Psychiatry.
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) symptoms include persistent deficits in social communication and restricted and repetitive patterns of behavior or interests. At the moment, there are no approved medications for treating the core symptoms of these disorders. Patients suffering from ASD are often prescribed medications to treat symptoms related to ASD, but not ASD itself. Due to this, research into novel ways to treat autism spectrum disorders is of great significance for science.
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