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Treating Autism with Medical Marijuana in Mississippi

What is Autism?

Autism, also known as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects a person’s social communication and interaction skills, as well as their behavior and interests. Autism is called a “spectrum” disorder because the symptoms and their severity vary widely between individuals. Some people with autism may have difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication, struggle with social interaction, and exhibit repetitive behaviors or interests. Others may have fewer noticeable symptoms and may function well in certain areas.

The symptoms of autism typically appear in early childhood and are usually recognized by parents or caregivers when the child is around 2 to 3 years old. However, some children may not show signs of autism until they are older. Some common signs of autism include delayed or absent language development, lack of interest in social interaction, difficulty making or maintaining eye contact, difficulty understanding or using nonverbal communication, repetitive behaviors or routines, and sensitivity to sensory input such as sounds or textures.

The exact cause of autism is unknown, but it is believed to be a combination of genetic and environmental factors. It is not caused by parenting practices or vaccines, as was once believed. While there is no cure for autism, early intervention and specialized therapies can help improve symptoms and help individuals with autism lead fulfilling lives.

If you or a loved one are suffering from Autism, contact an experienced Mississippi medical marijuana doctor today!

Autism Symptoms

The symptoms of autism can vary widely from person to person, but typically appear in early childhood and last throughout a person’s life.

Some common symptoms of autism include:

  1. Difficulty with social interactions: Children with autism may have difficulty with basic social interactions, such as making eye contact, responding to facial expressions or gestures, and understanding social cues. They may also have difficulty making and maintaining friendships.
  2. Repetitive behaviors and routines: People with autism may engage in repetitive behaviors, such as flapping their hands, rocking back and forth, or repeating words or phrases. They may also have strict routines and get upset when their routine is disrupted.
  3. Communication difficulties: People with autism may have difficulty with verbal and nonverbal communication. They may have delayed speech or struggle to hold a conversation. They may also take language literally and have trouble understanding jokes or sarcasm.
  4. Sensory processing difficulties: People with autism may have difficulty processing sensory information, such as sounds, lights, and textures. They may be sensitive to certain sounds or textures and have difficulty filtering out background noise.
  5. Restricted interests: People with autism may have very focused interests or obsessions. They may spend a lot of time talking or reading about a particular topic and have difficulty engaging in other activities.

It’s important to note that every person with autism is unique and may display these symptoms to varying degrees.

Autism and Medical Marijuana

The use of medical marijuana in treating autism is a topic of ongoing research and debate. Some studies have suggested that cannabis-based treatments may help alleviate certain symptoms associated with autism, such as anxiety, aggressive behavior, and self-injury.

One of the key reasons medical marijuana may be helpful for autism is its ability to interact with the endocannabinoid system (ECS), which plays a role in regulating various bodily functions, including mood, appetite, and sleep. Some researchers believe that individuals with autism may have an imbalance in their ECS, and that cannabis-based treatments may help restore this balance.

In addition, some studies have suggested that certain compounds found in marijuana, such as cannabidiol (CBD), may have neuroprotective properties and could potentially help improve cognitive function and behavior in individuals with autism.

However, it’s important to note that more research is needed to fully understand the potential benefits and risks of using medical marijuana for autism. As with any medication or treatment, it should only be used under the guidance of a healthcare professional.

Possible Side-Effects of Medical Marijuana

Side effects of marijuana can include impacts in:

  • Fatigue
  • Sleep
  • Appetite
  • Reaction Time
  • Memory
  • Mood
  • Paranoia

Nearby Medical Marijuana Doctors in Mississippi

In Mississippi, any patient with a qualifying condition can get an Mississippi medical marijuana card from a licensed physician. TruReleaf MD can determine if you are eligible to utilize medical marijuana in your treatment plan if you have Autism. Contact TruReleaf MD today to discover if you are eligible for a medicinal marijuana registration card. Take our online eligibility survey as a starting step.