Cannabis for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Studies and Information on Cannabis for Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is an ambiguous and controversial diagnosis. The disorder is defined in general by symptoms such as inattention, poor concentration, distractibility, hyperactivity, and poor impulse control (i.e., procrastination, lack of see-through, forgetfulness), and poor peer-to-peer relationships.

What contributes to the ambiguous nature of the disorder are symptoms such as “dislikes homework” or “does not like to listen when spoken to directly,” which on their own may appear normal but in combination may diminish productivity, social interaction, and age-appropriate development in children, as well as contribute to significant impairment of occupational abilities.

Further complicating the possibility of a specific diagnosis are other simultaneous disorders such as oppositional defiant disorder or learning disorders that overlap in display of symptoms with ADHD.

Ratings for Cannabis and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Rated 3.2 / 5 (How Ratings Work)


Likely probability of the efficacy of cannabis for treatment of attention deficit disorder (add) and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (adhd).
Based on 9 Studies from 2006 - 2017

Studies on Cannabis and Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)


Study Name, Description & Year


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Cannabinoids In Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomised-controlled Trial
A randomized placebo-controlled study conducted on 30 adult patients with ADHA. — 2017

5


Cannabinoids In Attention-deficit/hyperactivity Disorder: A Randomised-controlled Trial.
A randomised placebo-controlled experimental study of a cannabinoid medication, Sativex Oromucosal Spray, in 30 adults with ADHD. — 2017

5


Subtypes Of Attention Deficit-hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) And Cannabis Use
Data were collected in 2012 from a national U.S. survey of cannabis users — 2014

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Case Report : Cannabis Improves Symptoms Of ADHD
Human case study (one patient) — 2008

3


Concurrent Cannabis Use During Treatment For Comorbid ADHD And Cocaine Dependence: Effects On Outcome.
92 patients participated in a randomized clinical trial of methylphenidate for treatment of ADHD and cocaine dependence in an outpatient setting. — 2006

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