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Legalizing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma-Related Mental Health Disorders, Prakash THAMBIPILLAI, 2021

Legalizing MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Trauma-Related Mental Health Disorders Prakash THAMBIPILLAI Revue YOUR,  2021, Review 8, 51-61   3, 4–methylenedioxymethamphetamine, or MDMA as it is commonly known, is classified as a “Schedule 1” substance in Canada and the United States. For decades, the compound has been shrouded by the stigma of being a dangerous party drug thought to kill brain cells and be severely addictive. However, when it was originally discovered, it was experimentally used in clinical settings as an adjunct to therapy. This idea is now resurfacing as researchers are turning back to MDMA as an innovative way to treat trauma-related [...]

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The Effects of Cannabinoids on Sleep, Bhanu Prakash Kolla et al., 2022

The Effects of Cannabinoids on Sleep Bhanu Prakash Kolla, Lisa Hayes, Chaun Cox, Lindy Eatwell, Mark Deyo-Svendsen , and Meghna P. Mansukhani Journal of Primary Care & Community Health, 2022, Volume 13, 1–9. Doi : 10.1177/21501319221081277 Abstract The use of cannabis products to help with sleep and various other medical conditions by the public has increased significantly in recent years. Withdrawal from cannabinoids can lead to sleep disturbance. Here, we describe a patient who developed significant insomnia leading to worsening anxiety, mood, and suicidal ideation in the setting of medical cannabis withdrawal, prompting presentation to the Emergency Department and inpatient admission. There is a limited [...]

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Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Self-Treatment of Depression-Exploratory Study and a New Phenomenon of Concern for Psychiatrists, Gniewko Wieckiewicz et al., 2022,

Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Self-Treatment of Depression-Exploratory Study and a New Phenomenon of Concern for Psychiatrists Gniewko Wieckiewicz, Iga Stokłosa, Maciej Stokłosa, Piotr Gorczyca and Robert Pudlo Frontiers in Psychiatry, March 2022 | Volume 13 | Article 837946 doi : 10.3389/fpsyt.2022.837946   Cannabis sativa, whose flowers are also known as marijuana or marihuana, is a recreational plant that contains many chemicals that are constantly being studied by scientists around the world. One of these substances is cannabidiol (CBD), which has gained widespread popularity on the internet as a cure for mental health problems, leading many people to use CBD to self-treat depression and anxiety. This [...]

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The Rapid Rise in Investment in Psychedelics— Cart Before the Horse

The Rapid Rise in Investment in Psychedelics— Cart Before the Horse Joshua PHELPS, Ravi N. SHAH, Jeffrey A. LIEBERMAN, JAMA Psychiatry, 2022, 79, (3), 189-190. Doi : 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3972   Anticipating a renaissance, many psychedelic medicine companies have conducted initial public offerings, where in private companies first issue news hares of stock for sale to the public, making the companies publicly traded entities.1 As of this writing, there are more than 50 publicly traded companies related to the development or administration of psychedelic like drugs in the US, with at least 3 valued at more than $1 billion. The market for psychedelic substances is projected to [...]

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Cannabis in the management of PTSD : a systematic review, Yasir Rehman et al., 2021

Cannabis in the management of PTSD : a systematic review, Yasir Rehman, Amreen Saini, Sarina Huang, Emma Sood, Ravneet Gill and Sezgi Yanikomeroglu AIMS Neuroscience, 2021, 8, (3), 414-434. Doi : 10.3934/Neuroscience.2021022   Abstract : Introduction : Existing reviews exploring cannabis effectiveness have numerous limitations including narrow search strategies. We systematically explored cannabis effects on PTSD symptoms, quality of life (QOL), and return to work (RTW). We also investigated harm outcomes such as adverse effects and dropouts due to adverse effects, inefficacy, and all-cause dropout rates. Methods : Our search in MEDLINE, EMBASE, PsycInfo, CINAHL, Web of Science, CENTRAL, and PubMed databases, yielded 1 eligible RCT and 10 [...]

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Endocannabinoid System as Therapeutic Target of PTSD : A Systematic Review, Luca Steardo, Jr. et al., 2021

Endocannabinoid System as Therapeutic Target of PTSD : A Systematic Review Luca Steardo, Jr., Elvira Anna Carbone, Giulia Menculini, Patrizia Moretti, Luca Steardo and Alfonso Tortorella Life, 2021, 11, 214. Doi : 10.3390/life11030214 Abstract : Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a complex disorder involving dysregulation of stress-related hormones and neurotransmitter systems. Research focused on the endocannabinoid system (eCBS) for anxiety and stress regulation, cognitive and emotional responses modulation and aversive memories extinction, leading to the hypothesis that it could represent a possible alternative treatment target for PTSD. In this systematic review, we summarize evidence about the efficacy and safety of medicinal cannabidiol (CBD), D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (D9-THC), and [...]

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Circulating endocannabinoids and genetic polymorphisms as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity : heterogeneity in a community-based cohort, Terri A. deRoon-Cassini et al., 2022

Circulating endocannabinoids and genetic polymorphisms as predictors of posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity : heterogeneity in a community-based cohort Terri A. deRoon-Cassini, Carisa L. Bergner, Samantha A. Chesney, Nicholas R. Schumann, Tara Sander Lee, Karen J. Brasel and Cecilia J. Hillard Translational Psychiatry, 2022, 12, 48, 1-12. Doi : 10.1038/s41398-022-01808-1   The endocannabinoid signaling system (ECSS) regulates fear and anxiety. While ECSS hypoactivity can contribute to symptoms of established post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), the role of the ECSS in PTSD development following trauma is unknown. A prospective, longitudinal cohort study of 170 individuals (47% non-Hispanic Caucasian and 70% male) treated at a level 1 trauma [...]

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Expérimentation clinico-pharmacologique de la prescription de CBD en clinique addictologique, Dr Christian SUEUR, GRECC, version 3-5, mars 2022

Expérimentation clinico-pharmacologique de la prescription de CBD en clinique addictologique Projet CBD Thérapeutique, GRECC, version 3-5 Dr Christian SUEUR, mars 2022 112 pages       Aujourd’hui, il n’est plus tabou au plan international de penser et d’appliquer des prescriptions de cannabinoïdes en clinique psychiatrique et addictologique.[1]   En France, lors de la première séance du C.S.S.T. « Évaluation de la pertinence et de la faisabilité de la mise à disposition du cannabis en France », le 12 décembre 2018, c’est « le membre psychiatre » du C.S.S.T., le docteur George Brousse lui-même, qui souhaitait d’emblée « que soit mentionnée l’utilisation potentielle du CBD dans les troubles psychiatriques et de l’addiction, tout en précisant [...]

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Direct comparison of the acute effects of lysergic acid diethylamide and psilocybin in a double-blind placebo-controlled study in healthy subjects, Friederike Holze et al., 2022

Direct comparison of the acute effects of lysergic acid diethylamide and psilocybin in a double-blind placebo-controlled study in healthy subjects Friederike Holze, Laura Ley, Felix Müller, Anna M. Becker, Isabelle Straumann, Patrick Vizeli, Sebastian Silva Kuehne, Marc A. Roder, Urs Duthaler, Karolina E. Kolaczynska, Nimmy Varghese, Anne Eckert and Matthias E. Liechti Neuropsychopharmacology, 2022, 1-8. Doi : 10.1038/s41386-022-01297-2 Growing interest has been seen in using lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin in psychiatric research and therapy. However, no modern studies have evaluated differences in subjective and autonomic effects of LSD and psilocybin or their similarities and dose equivalence. We used a double blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, [...]

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