Étiquette : cancer

Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer, Charles S. Grob et al., 2010

Pilot Study of Psilocybin Treatment for Anxiety in Patients With Advanced-Stage Cancer Charles S. Grob,  Alicia L. Danforth,  Gurpreet S. Chopra,  Marycie Hagerty, Charles R. McKay, Adam L. Halberstadt,  George R. Greer Archive of  General Psychiatry, 2010, 68, (1), 71–78 doi: 10.1001/archgenpsychiatry.2010.116   Context : Researchers conducted extensive investigations of hallucinogens in the 1950s and 1960s. By the early 1970s, however, political and cultural pressures forced the cessation of all projects. This investigation reexamines a potentially promising clinical application of hallucinogens in the treatment of anxiety reactive to advanced-stage cancer. Objective : To explore the safety and efficacy of psilocybin in patients with advanced-stage cancer and [...]

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Serotonergic hallucinogens in the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients suffering from a life-threatening disease : A systematic review, Simon Reiche et al.,

Serotonergic hallucinogens in the treatment of anxiety and depression in patients suffering from a life-threatening disease : A systematic review Simon Reiche, Leo Hermle, Stefan Gutwinskic Henrik Jungaberle, Peter Gasser, Tomislav Majić Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry, 2018, 81, 1–10 http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.pnpbp.2017.09.012   A B S T R A C T Anxiety and depression are some of the most common psychiatric symptoms of patients suffering with lifethreatening diseases, often associated with a low quality of life and a poor overall prognosis. 5-HT2A-receptor agonists (serotonergic hallucinogens, ‘psychedelics’) like lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and psilocybin were first investigated as therapeutic agents in the 1960s. Recently, after a long [...]

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Medical Marijuana Use in Oncology : A Review, Gianna Wilkie et al., 2016

Medical Marijuana Use in Oncology : A Review Gianna Wilkie,  Bachir Sakr, Tina Rizack JAMA Oncology, 2016, 2, (5), 670-675. doi:10.1001/jamaoncol.2016.0155   IMPORTANCE : Medicinal marijuana use is currently legal in 23 states and the District of Columbia. As more states approve marijuana use for medical indications, physicians will be asked by their patients for more information regarding the risks and benefits of use. This article reviews the history, adverse effects, and proposed mechanisms of action of marijuana and summarizes the available literature regarding symptom relief and therapeutic value in patients with cancer. OBSERVATIONS : Marijuana in oncologymay have potential for use as an antiemetic, for [...]

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Psilocybin Scientific Papers, AEDMP, 2014

Psilocybin Scientific Papers AEDMP  - Asociación para el Estudio y la Divulgación de la Medicina Psicodélica Research conducted by: Fco. Miguel Ríos & Genís Oña  - 2014 - Asociación para el Estudio y la Divulgación de la Medicina Psicodélica. Castellarnau, 11 2º 1ª 43004 Tarragona Spain Tel. 675 55 33 44 Email: medicina.psicodelica@hotmail.com www.medicinapsicodelica.org   Content _____________________________________ 1.   What is Psilocybin? 2.   Scientific papers about Psilocybin arranged chronologically (1959-2014) -   A. Hofmann (1959). Chemical Aspects of Psilocybin, the Psychotropic Principle from the Mexican Fungus,  Psilocybe Mexicana  Heim  -   S. Malitz et al. (1960). Some Observations on Psilocybin, a New Hallucinogen, in Volunteer Subjects  -   L. E. [...]

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Psychedelics in the treatment of unipolar mood disorders : a systematic review, James J.H. Rucker et al., 2016

Psychedelics in the treatment of unipolar mood disorders : a systematic review James J.H. Rucker, Luke A. Jelen, Sarah Flynn, Kyle D. Frowde and Allan H. Young Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2016, 1-10 DOI: 10.1177/0269881116679368 Abstract Unipolar mood disorders, including major depressive disorder and persistent depressive disorder (dysthymia), confer high rates of disability and mortality and a very high socioeconomic burden. Current treatment is suboptimal in most cases and there is little of note in the pharmaceutical development pipeline. The psychedelic drugs, including lysergic acid diethylamide and psilocybin, were used extensively in the treatment of mood disorders, and other psychiatric conditions, before their prohibition in the [...]

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Potential Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin, Matthew W. Johnson & Roland R. Griffiths, 2017

Potential Therapeutic Effects of Psilocybin Matthew W. Johnson & Roland R. Griffiths Neurotherapeutics, 2017, 14, 734–740 DOI 10.1007/s13311-017-0542-y Abstract Psilocybin and other 5-hydroxytryptamine2A agonist classic psychedelics have been used for centuries as sacraments within indigenous cultures. In the mid-twentieth century they were a focus within psychiatry as both probes of brain function and experimental therapeutics. By the late 1960s and early 1970s these scientific inquires fell out of favor because classic psychedelics were being used outside of medical research and in association with the emerging counter culture. However, in the twenty-first century, scientific interest in classic psychedelics has returned and grown as a result of [...]

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Cannabis sativa L. and Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoids : Their Chemistry and Role againstOxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Cancer, Federica Pellati et al., 2018

Cannabis sativa L. and Nonpsychoactive Cannabinoids : Their Chemistry and Role against Oxidative Stress, Inflammation, and Cancer Federica Pellati, Vittoria Borgonetti, Virginia Brighenti, Marco Biagi, Stefania Benvenuti, and Lorenzo Corsi Hindawi, BioMed Research International, 2018, Volume 2018, Article ID 1691428, 15 pages https://doi.org/10.1155/2018/1691428   Abstract In the last decades, a lot of attention has been paid to the compounds present in medicinal Cannabis sativa L., such as Δ9- tetrahydrocannabinol (Δ9-THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), and their effects on inflammation and cancer-related pain.The National Cancer Institute (NCI) currently recognizes medicinal C. sativa as an effective treatment for providing relief in a number of symptoms associatedwith cancer, including pain, [...]

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Cannabinoïds and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation, Wayne Hall et al., 2005

Cannabinoïds and cancer: causation, remediation, and palliation Wayne Hall, MacDonald Christie, David Currow Lancet Oncology, 2005, 6, 35–42 http://oncology.thelancet.com   This review discusses three different associations between cannabinoids and cancer. First, it assesses evidence that smoking of cannabis preparations may cause cancers of the aerodigestive and respiratory system. There have been case reports of upper-respiratory-tract cancers in young adults who smoke cannabis, but evidence from a few epidemiological cohort studies and case-control studies is inconsistent. Second, there is mixed evidence on the effects of THC and other cannabinoids on cancers: in some in vitro and in vivo studies THC and some synthetic cannabinoids have had [...]

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Patient Counseling Guidelines for the Use of Cannabis for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea/Vomiting and Chronic Pain, Patrick Makary et al., 2019

Patient Counseling Guidelines for the Use of Cannabis for the Treatment of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea/Vomiting and Chronic Pain Patrick Makary, Jayesh R. Parmar, Natalie Mims, Nile M. Khanfar and Robert A. Freeman JOURNAL OF PAIN & PALLIATIVE CARE PHARMACOTHERAPY, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/15360288.2019.1598531 ABSTRACT The use of cannabis medications has grown in recent years for the symptomatic relief of chemotherapy-induced nausea/vomiting (CINV) and chronic pain (cancer-related and noncancer-related). As states legalize the use of cannabis, it is important for pharmacists and other health care professionals to beaware of how to counsel patients receiving prescriptions for cannabis medications. The aim of this study was to develop patient counseling guidelines [...]

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Prospects for the Use of Cannabinoids in Oncology and Palliative Care Practice: A Review of the Evidence, Tomasz Dzierżanowski,2019

Prospects for the Use of Cannabinoids in Oncology and Palliative Care Practice : A Review of the Evidence Tomasz Dzierżanowski Cancers, 2019, 11, 129 doi:10.3390/cancers11020129   Abstract : There is an increased interest in the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of symptoms in cancer and palliative care patients. Their multimodal action, in spite of limited efficacy, may make them an attractive alternative, particularly in patients with multiple concomitant symptoms of mild and moderate intensity. There is evidence to indicate cannabis in the treatment of pain, spasticity, seizures, sleep disorders, nausea and vomiting, and Tourette syndrome. Although the effectiveness of cannabinoids is limited, it was [...]

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