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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 6:46 pm    Post subject: Autism, ADD, ADHD and Cannabis Therapy Reply with quote

http://www.salem-news.com/articles/may052008/leveque_autism_5-4-08.php

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Dr. Tod Mikuriya has written that it promotes homeostasis or normalization of function in many various systems of the body and also modulates or moderates emotional hyperactivity such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, often known simply as PTSD.

I had heard or read about California marijuana doctors reporting that it was effective for the treatment of ADD and autism. These were single or isolated reports because physicians seemed to be reluctant to even talk about what the U.S. government constantly bleats about a "dangerous addicting drug", marijuana.

Dr. Mikuriya reported in 2006 in O'Shaunessy marijuana magazine that a 15-year old child was brought to him by his mother. He had been diagnosed with ADD and psychoses and had been given over 30 different kinds of drugs including pulverized kitchen sink, most of which made him combative and worse. He had used marijuana at age 11 with older friends.

It had a calming effect but his use brought police action and three court ordered rehabs which really drove him crazy. His mother found Dr. Mikuriya who prescribed Marinol which worked. A judge would not let him use ut, but a second judge did allow it and he got a marijuana permit and smoked it with dramatic improved results.

I decided a search of the Internet was advisable and I typed up marijuana autism with the surprising finding that the Autism Research Institute posted an article by Bernard Rinland Ph.D. Medical Marijuana: a valuable treatment for autism in 2003. The site discussed a letter from a mother of a violently autistic child. A friend suggested a marijuana brownie cookie which in the words of the mother "saved my child's life and my family's life."

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PostPosted: Mon May 05, 2008 8:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Ferre, that was an excellent find. claps
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PostPosted: Tue May 06, 2008 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

'Zombie drug' kids on the rise
Monday, May 5, 2008
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The number of children being prescribed anti-psychotic drugs not officially approved for youngsters has risen sharply since the early 1990s.

The increase – from a rate of four children per 10,000 in 1992 to seven youngsters per 10,000 in 2005 – was despite fears over side effects.

The use of the drugs designed for adults, which are prescribed for conditions such as hyperactivity and autism, tripled in children aged seven to 12-years-old.

But critics claim the medication, which can also be used to treat manic depression, may have side-effects such as weight gain and heart problems.

'The long-term risks of these drugs are, as yet, unknown', said Prof Stephen Scoot of the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London. 'These drugs can also have substantial side-effects, for example Risperidone (Risperdal), typically leads to considerable weight gain.

'There is only modest evidence for their effectiveness in children with conduct disorders who have an average IQ and do not have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder.

'However, medication may dramatically reduce aggression in unusual cases and, in children with prolonged rages, anti-psychotics prescribed for short periods of up to four months may help the families to cope.'

Risperdal – an adult schizophrenia treatment that is sometimes used to curb irritability and aggression in autism – is one of the most commonly used drugs in Britain.

Its side effects include drowsiness and weight gain.

The use of thioridazine which is prescribed for hyperactivity, decreased after 2000 following fears of heart-related side effects.

'This highlights the need for long-term safety investigations and ongoing clinical monitoring, particularly if the prescribing rate of these medicines continues to rise', said researchers from the University of London.

The study was published in Pediatrics journal.
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