Autism – also called Asperger’s disease – is a mental condition marked by severe impairment of social and communication function. Autistic people often engage in routines and habits that seem to have no significance or serve no outward function. Nevertheless, patients tend to be very rigid about these “rituals”, and they can be very upset when these routines are disturbed.
Patients with Asperger’s may benefit greatly from controlled use of medical marijuana. In some cases, patients were better able to deal with social situations, and even experienced reduced depression. Some patients also experienced less frequent and less server mood swings, and better control over their emotional extremes.