Can CBD Help a Young Child With Mental Disorders?
Read this article to find out if there is any evidence of CBD helping children who suffer from mental disorders, and whether you can use CBD for your child.
Published May 11, 2021.
Although something like this should definitely be brought up with your personal doctor, there is a basis of scientific evidence on which you can begin to decide whether CBD is the right product for you or not.
CBD and Mental Disorders
First, we have to address whether there is any benefit of using CBD to treat patients with mental disorders.
A systematic review of scientific studies found that CBD was found to aid in many different disorders across a number of different studies.
In patients with Tourette Syndrome and ADHD, CBD had a calming effect on their symptoms and aided in their focus and control over their bodies and emotions; Schizophrenic patients experienced noticeable improvements to their wellbeing with no side effects; and patients who suffered from anxiety, insomnia, and even addiction had an easier time relaxing and managing their symptoms.
CBD and Children
The next point to address is whether CBD is safe for children or not. Luckily, there is evidence for this as well.
A study carried out to determine the efficacy of CBD on children with epilepsy found that aside from the positive results on the number of seizures the patients experienced, for the most part, any adverse reactions were minor and infrequent. In addition, any adverse reactions that were experienced were reversed only a few days after they stopped the treatment.
If you believe CBD might be your answer, make sure you invest in either broad-spectrum or CBD isolate products as those have the lowest (virtually non-existent) levels of THC, the cannabinoid proven to have the most adverse effects on the brain. However, where children are concerned, this should definitely be brought up with your family doctor beforehand.
Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey