About Hyperactivity

Being hyperactive is normally associated with attention deficit hyperactive disorder in kids, mainly boys. However, it’s normal for most children to need to move their bodies and be mentally stimulated in order to feel well. Some people naturally have a hyperactive temperament and need to be actively engaged or stimulated more than others might be.

 

Unfortunately, Big Pharma has used its political muscle, industry-funded research, and misleading marketing tactics to convince parents and most doctors that ADHD is everywhere. ADHD drug profits are approaching $10 billion dollars and rates of ADHD diagnoses have tripled in recent years.

 

There is a lot of controversy surrounding the condition of hyperactivity and its relation to ADHD diagnosis. Extreme numbers of ADHD diagnosis has led to increased skepticism about the condition itself. Estimates suggest that only 2 to 3 percent of people may actually have a chemical imbalance or medical condition causing hyperactivity or ADHD symptoms, which differs greatly from the 10 percent of children, and 20 percent of young boys being diagnosed with the condition.

 

What Causes Hyperactivity

Caffeine and other drugs can stimulate the mind and body into a hyperactive state easily. Any activity or medical condition that alters biochemical levels in the bloodstream will generally have an effect on activity and energy levels. For people with ADHD, or who are more hyperactive than normal, brain chemistry may be somewhat abnormal.

 

Studies in mice with a deficiency of the dopamine transporter gene, DAT1, revealed that those with ADHD may have a genetic predisposition that affects endocannabinoid receptor activities. The [endocannabinoid], [anandamide], plays an important role in modulating appetite, pain and pleasure responses, fertility, and hormonal imbalance.

 

Disturbances to the normal development of the endocannabinoid system in childhood could cause individuals to become more hyperactive or develop symptoms of ADHD and other neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression, autism, and schizophrenia.

 

Normal Treatments for Hyperactivity

Most hyperactive children and adults will benefit from structure in their daily life. Time management and organizational skills may help to mediate negative social and career-related effects of being hyperactive. In general, exercise and mental and/or physical stimulation can calm hyperactivity. Mindfulness and meditation practices have also shown to be of great benefit for people with mental health disorders and difficulty concentrating and relaxing.

 

Children and adults diagnosed with ADHD may be prescribed medications that can help balance out biochemical mediators in the body. The number one and number two medications prescribed for this condition are Ritalin and Adderall, which the [DEA] classifies as schedule II drugs; meaning that they have a high potential for abuse, with use potentially leading to severe psychological or physical dependencies.

 

According to a 2015 study on 141 children, researchers found that children on ADHD drugs were four times more likely to experience psychotic symptoms, including hallucinations and delusions. 9 countries have issued some 60 warnings about the dangers of normal ADHD medication citing adverse effects such as anxiety, mania, increased risk of heart problems, seizures/convulsions, violence, hostility, aggression, addiction, and suicidal thoughts.

 

How Medical Marijuana Can Help Hyperactivity

Anecdotal reports of ADHD sufferers suggest the validity of using medical marijuana as a treatment for the condition. Patients report that feelings of “internal restlessness” are reduced with cannabis. Estimates show that almost half of ADHD-diagnosed adults have substance abuse problems, likely from trying to cope with symptoms and results of the condition.

 

People with ADHD may have a dysfunction or deficiency of specialized cells that help to modulate dopamine and anandamide levels in the bloodstream, which could explain the condition. [Phytocannabinoids] found in cannabis’ flowers produce compounds, like [THC] and [CBD], which are able to stimulate the [endocannabinoid system], helping to balance biochemical deficiencies and stimulate cell receptors that modulate mood and the ability to concentrate.

 

People who are hyperactive often don’t have ADHD, but could still benefit from medical marijuana. Hyperactive people have difficulty relaxing which can result in anxiety. Studies into CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, show that it has [anxiolytic] properties on the nervous system. This can explain why cannabis users are so relaxed.

 

Marijuana will affect each person uniquely. Consult with a physician and medical marijuana professional about using cannabis, and find linked below a list of strains that have been reported to help others with their hyperactivity and associated anxiety and stress.

 

·   [[Agent Tangie]]

·   [[Alien Kush]]

·   [[Amnesia Haze]]

·   [[Amsterdam’s Widow]]

·   [[Banana OG]]

·   [[Big Wreck]]

·   [[Bio Diesel]]

·   [[Black Cherry Soda]]

·   [[Blucifer]]

·   [[Blue Crack]]

·   [[Blue Dream]]

·   [[Blue Flower]]

·   [[Blue Haze]]

·   [[Blue Jay Way]]

·   [[Blue Magoo]]

·   [[Blue Thunder]]

·   [[Blue Train]]

·   [[Blueberry Haze]]

·   [[Blueberry Kush]]

·   [[Blue Diamond]]

 

Sources:

Castelli, Maura. (2011) European Journal of Neuroscience. Vol. 34, issue 9. Loss of Striatal cannabinoid…

Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry (2017) Young adult outcomes…

Mackenzie, Lynn E. (2015) Pediatrics. Stimulant Medication and Psychotic Symptoms in Offspring of Parents With Mental Illness.

CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets (2014) Antidepressant like and anxiolytic effects of Cannabidiol: a chemical compound of Cannabis Sativa

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