Autism Spectrum Disorder
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) affects about 2% of the adult population in the United States. If you struggle socially, behaviorally, or academically because of autism, help is within reach at Texas THC Doctor in Seguin, Texas. Zulfiqar Shah, MD, and his experienced team offer medical marijuana prescriptions to reduce any undesirable effects of autism. Schedule a telehealth appointment over the phone or online with Texas THC Doctor to learn more.
What is autism?
Autism spectrum disorder or autism is a condition that affects how a person communicates and socializes with other people. Its symptoms vary in severity and are often observable in early childhood. While there’s no cure, treatment can help people with the condition thrive in their environment.
What are the symptoms of autism?
Some of the many symptoms you might notice with autism include:
Individuals who resist hugging
A preference to be alone
Poor eye contact
Lack of facial expressions
Difficulty with conversations
Speaking with a robot-like voice
Repeating words or phrases
Inappropriate or awkward social interactions
Rocking or other repetitive movements
Preferring specific routines
Sensitivity to sound, touch, or light
Specific food preferences
See the Texas THC Doctor team to discuss how medical marijuana can help reduce the severity of autism symptoms.
What are the different types of autism spectrum disorder?
Autism can range in severity from mild to moderate or severe. Common types of autism include:
Asperger’s syndrome is a mild form of autism. Someone with this condition can effectively handle normal everyday tasks but may focus on specific topics and talk about them nonstop. They may also have a difficult time in social situations.
Pervasive developmental disorder
With pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS), individuals may experience more severe symptoms than Asperger's syndrome, but they're often not as concerning as the symptoms of other types of autism.
With autism disorder, you might notice the same symptoms of Asperger’s syndrome or pervasive developmental disorder, but they’re often more intense.
How can medical cannabis help with autism?
Cannabis-derived medications can reduce certain symptoms or conditions often linked to autism. For example, liquid cannabis may help reduce seizures in people with certain types of autism.
Cannabis might reduce the following in people with autism:
Texas THC Doctor is part of the Texas Compassionate Use Program for medical marijuana. The highly trained team is registered through the Texas Compassionate Use Registry, allowing clinicians to legally prescribe medical cannabis and CBD to adult patients with autism who qualify.
To learn more about the beneficial effects of medical cannabis on autism, complete the intake form online to see if you qualify for medical marijuana. You can then schedule a telehealth appointment online or over the phone with Texas THC Doctor.