2-AG may help with Fragile-X Syndrome

We’ll be looking at this in greater detail later. The original study is here: http://www.nature.com/ncomms/journal/v3/n9/full/ncomms2045.html

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Natural cannabis-like chemicals in the brain may help combat the leading genetic cause of autism, research has shown.Scientists linked blockages in a signalling pathway dependent on the compounds, called 2-AG endocannabinoid transmitters, with symptoms of Fragile X syndrome.

Correcting the fault with drugs led to dramatic behavioural improvements in mice with a version of the condition.

Fragile X syndrome is the most common known genetic cause of autism.

It results from a mutation in the FMR1 gene on the female X chromosome. Men possess one copy of the chromosome, paired with a male Y chromosome, and women two.

Boys are much more likely to be born with Fragile X than girls. This is thought to be because with two X chromosomes, a defect in one may be compensated for by the other.

People with the syndrome suffer mental impairment, learning difficulties, and may be hyperactive or impulsive. They also…

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An Ashtanga Yoga teacher, dedicated to improving the health and welfare of those involved in mental health issues, substance use or homelessness. I am also striving to put an end to the perception of the substance user as someone who makes incorrect choices. Striving for a world where there are no 'drug abusers' or 'addicts', just substance users with health concerns and sometimes financial and legal confounds. It is possible to use many substances and still remain happier and healthier than your peers. The notion that a substance user must become unhealthier as time goes by is false. I hope you enjoy reading my blog. It's about autism treatments and a few other odds and ends. Thank you and take care, Jules
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One Response to 2-AG may help with Fragile-X Syndrome

  1. kevin says:

    YES, finally its time… i have autistic spectrum and i have incorrect behaviors that cannot be fixed unless you tell yourself 24/7 and behaviors and thought process that is incorrect that you will never even know is incorrect. Ive tried marijuana before and the first time ive tried it ive done some self explaining to myself that was very different and i didnt know why. after using marijuana several times which i find relaxing if not used too much at once, i started realizing the difference in thought process and realizing the off things that i do and it got to the point where i actually started figuring out my problems with cannabis and i cant believe the correction in thought process when using this significant plant. there was never a cure for autism but this is the CLOSEST to it. i have a lot more things to say about this but it would take too long to write but all i have to say is this is THE best medication for personality disorders and autistic behaviors and correction to the thought process of such.

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