How MMJ Health can help ADHD Patients

What is ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, also referred to as ADHD is a disorder that causes people to have excessive levels of hyperactive and impulsive behaviors. Trouble with focusing their attention or being able to sit still is a common problem with those who have ADHD.

Symptoms of ADHD

Though there are various number of behaviors associated with ADHD, the most common symptoms of ADHD are:

Symptoms of ADHD

There are 3 main types of ADHD.

Inattentive type

The inattentive type has poor attention and organizational skills, gets easily distracted and has difficulty concentrating. People with Inattentive ADHD often:

Hyperactive-impulsive type

The hyperactive-impulsive type has difficulty completing tasks, cannot seem to slow down, talkative and fidgets often. Impulsive or hyperactive people often:

Combination type

Those with combination ADHD do not specifically fall in the two above types. Instead they exhibit symptoms from both inattentive and hyperactive-impulsive types.

Diagnosing ADHD

There isn’t a simple test that can diagnose ADHD. Your doctor may first try to rule out conditions like depression, anxiety, and certain sleep issues before making a diagnosis.

A person must show at least six of the nine major symptoms for a specific type of ADHD. To be diagnosed with combination ADHD, you must show at least six symptoms of inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. The behaviors must be present and disruptive to everyday life for at least six months.

Besides showing the pattern of inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both, the DSM-5 states that to be diagnosed, a person’s symptoms must be displayed before 12 years of age.

There isn’t a simple test that can diagnose ADHD. Your doctor may first try to rule out conditions like depression, anxiety, and certain sleep issues before making a diagnosis.

A person must show at least six of the nine major symptoms for a specific type of ADHD. To be diagnosed with combination ADHD, you must show at least six symptoms of inattention and hyperactive-impulsive behavior. The behaviors must be present and disruptive to everyday life for at least six months.

Besides showing the pattern of inattention, hyperactivity-impulsivity, or both, the DSM-5 states that to be diagnosed, a person’s symptoms must be displayed before 12 years of age.

What can a Florida Medical Marijuana clinic do for ADHD?

Medical cannabis may help symptoms of ADHD. Studies show that medical marijuana can help decrease impulsivity
in ADHD patients.

Under Amendment 2, ADHD is a qualifying condition for a medical marijuana card in Florida. If you have been diagnosed with ADHD and is interested in exploring medical cannabis as a part of your treatment plan, book an appointment at MMJ Health today. Our certified Florida Marijuana doctors can provide you with the necessary diagnosis and help obtain a Florida Medical Marijuana license.

You can sign up in 3 easy steps. Book an appointment and come to any of our 10 convenient MMJ Health locations to start your medical marijuana treatment today.

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