Medical marijuana for epilepsy: Winds of change

Medical marijuana for epilepsy: Winds of change Nearly 3 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, and over one million people live with uncontrolled seizures of some type [1] . As a result, those one million people with uncontrolled epilepsy will try almost anything to get these seizures to stop from numerous medications with side effects, difficult diets, surgical intervention, and implantable devices. Given the situation, it follows that one is often left to deal with one's own wits and creativity in figuring out how to best to help themselves or a loved one with a complex medical condition like epilepsy in an increasingly complicated health-care system in order to attain a good quality of life. As such, this opens a doorway for untested, uncertain therapies and for misinformation and misunderstanding to occur which, in turn, leads to experimenting with unproven treatments conducted by patients themselves in order to help themselves and their loved ones. This is the current story of cannabis for epilepsy.</P>In this month's Epilepsy & Behavior, Drs. Jacobson and Porter present a report of a parental survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis used in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy. The investigators from Stanford University conducted a survey of parents belonging to a Facebook group http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Epilepsy & Behavior Elsevier

Medical marijuana for epilepsy: Winds of change

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc.
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1525-5050
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10.1016/j.yebeh.2013.09.004
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Abstract

Nearly 3 million people in the United States live with epilepsy, and over one million people live with uncontrolled seizures of some type [1] . As a result, those one million people with uncontrolled epilepsy will try almost anything to get these seizures to stop from numerous medications with side effects, difficult diets, surgical intervention, and implantable devices. Given the situation, it follows that one is often left to deal with one's own wits and creativity in figuring out how to best to help themselves or a loved one with a complex medical condition like epilepsy in an increasingly complicated health-care system in order to attain a good quality of life. As such, this opens a doorway for untested, uncertain therapies and for misinformation and misunderstanding to occur which, in turn, leads to experimenting with unproven treatments conducted by patients themselves in order to help themselves and their loved ones. This is the current story of cannabis for epilepsy.</P>In this month's Epilepsy & Behavior, Drs. Jacobson and Porter present a report of a parental survey of cannabidiol-enriched cannabis used in pediatric treatment-resistant epilepsy. The investigators from Stanford University conducted a survey of parents belonging to a Facebook group

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Epilepsy & BehaviorElsevier

Published: Dec 1, 2013

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