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AUTISM

Autism (Autism Spectrum Disorder) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that affects 1-2 per 1000 people worldwide, including 0.7% of all children in the US. The etiology of the disease remains unclear. ASD is characterized by repetitive movements, delayed communication skills, and difficulty with social interactions. It ranges in severity from very mild to severely disabling global developmental delay. Medical marijuana has been shown to helpful for a number of the more disabling symptoms of ASD:

Difficulty with social interaction

Difficulty with speech or communication

Obsessive or repeated behaviors

Depression

Seizures

Restlessness

Aggression or disruptive behavior

Insomnia

Autism: Text
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