The Use of Cannabidiol in the Management of Severe Behaviour in Autism Spectrum Disorders
Although aggressiveness is not a core symptom of Autism, a substantial number of children / teenagers present with severe behavioral issues characterized by severe self and/or generalized aggressive behavior. It presents as a challenge for families, therapists, physicians and the school system. Some patients either do not respond to conventional drug approach or develop important side effects. In our setting Cannabidiol has been shown to be very effective in the management of these cases, with minimal or no side effects.
Dr. Lins will describe his successful experience, presenting some case studies, with the use of CBD for autistic children and teenagers who present with severe behavioral issues, including irritability and aggressiveness, unresponsive to usual psychiatric medications. Possible mechanisms of actions will be discussed.