Étiquette : essai clinique

Low-Dose Nitrous Oxide Shows Benefit for Resistant Depression, Batya Swift Yasgur, Medscape.com, 2021

Low-Dose Nitrous Oxide Shows Benefit for Resistant Depression Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Medscape.com, 2021 June 17, 2021 A 1-hour treatment with a low concentration of nitrous oxide, commonly known as "laughing gas," appears to relieve symptoms of treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD), with effects lasting as long as several weeks, new research suggests. In a trial with a crossover design, investigators randomly assigned 28 patients with severe TRMD to receive a single 1-hour inhalation of placebo or nitrous oxide once a month over a 3-month period. Participants received an inhalation of placebo; a 25% concentration of nitrous oxide; and a 50% concentration of nitrous oxide. Sessions were [...]

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A qualitative and quantitative account of patient’s experiences of ketamine and its antidepressant properties, Rachael L. Sumner et al., 2021

A qualitative and quantitative account of patient’s experiences of ketamine and its antidepressant properties Rachael L. Sumner, Emme Chacko, Rebecca McMillan, Meg J. Spriggs, Christie Anderson, James Chen, Amelia French, SungHun Jung, Akshaya Rajan, Gemma Malpas, John Hay, Rhys Ponton, Suresh D. Muthukumaraswamy and Frederick Sundram Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2021, 1-16 Doi : 10.1177/0269881121998321 Abstract Background : Ketamine is central to one of the most rapidly growing areas of neuroscientific research into novel treatments for depression. Limited research has indicated that the psychedelic properties of ketamine may play a role in its antidepressant effects. Aim : The aim of the current study was to explore the [...]

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Effects of acute cannabidiol administration on anxiety and tremors induced by a Simulated Public Speaking Test in patients with Parkinson’s disease, Stephanie Martins de Faria et al., 2020

Effects of acute cannabidiol administration on anxiety and tremors induced by a Simulated Public Speaking Test in patients with Parkinson’s disease Stephanie Martins de Faria, Daiene de Morais Fabrício, Vitor Tumas, Paula Costa Castro, Moacir Antonelli Ponti, Jaime E.C. Hallak, Antonio W. Zuardi, José Alexandre S. Crippa and Marcos Hortes Nisihara Chagas Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2020, 1–8 doi : 10.1177/0269881119895536   Abstract Background : Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the main components of Cannabis sativa and has anxiolytic properties, but no study has been conducted to evaluate the effects of CBD on anxiety signs and symptoms in patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). This study aimed to [...]

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MDMA-assisted therapy for severe PTSD : a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study, Jennifer M. Mitchell et al., 2021,

MDMA-assisted therapy for severe PTSD : a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 study Jennifer M. Mitchell, Michael Bogenschutz, Alia Lilienstein, Charlotte Harrison, Sarah Kleiman6, Kelly Parker-Guilbert7, Marcela Ot’alora G., Wael Garas, Casey Paleos, Ingmar Gorman 11, Christopher Nicholas12, Michael Mithoefer5,9,13, Shannon Carlin, Bruce Poulter 8,9, Ann Mithoefer9, Sylvestre Quevedo2,14, Gregory Wells 14, Sukhpreet S. Klaire, Bessel van der Kolk16, Keren Tzarfaty9, Revital Amiaz17, Ray Worthy18, Scott Shannon, Joshua D. Woolley2, Cole Marta20, Yevgeniy Gelfand21, Emma Hapke, Simon Amar, Yair Wallach, Randall Brown11, Scott Hamilton25, Julie B. Wang5, Allison Coker 1,5, Rebecca Matthews, Alberdina de Boer5, Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Amy Emerson and Rick Doblin Nature Medicine | www.nature.com/naturemedicine, 2021, 1-12. doi : [...]

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Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression, Robin Carhart-Harris et al., 2021

Trial of Psilocybin versus Escitalopram for Depression Robin Carhart-Harris, Ph.D., Bruna Giribaldi, B.Sc., Rosalind Watts, D.Clin.Psy., Michelle Baker-Jones, B.A., Ashleigh Murphy-Beiner, M.Sc., Roberta Murphy, M.D., Jonny Martell, M.D., Allan Blemings, M.Sc., David Erritzoe, M.D. and David J. Nutt, M.D.New England Journal of Medicine, 2021, 384, 1402-1411Doi : 10.1056/NEJMoa2032994 Abstract Background Psilocybin may have antidepressant properties, but direct comparisons between psilocybin and established treatments for depression are lacking. Methods In a phase 2, double-blind, randomized, controlled trial involving patients with long-standing, moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder, we compared psilocybin with escitalopram, a selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor, over a 6-week period. Patients were assigned in a 1:1 ratio to receive [...]

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Psilocybin Delivers ‘Remarkable’ Relief in Severe Depression, Batya Swift Yasgur, Medscape.com, 2020

Psilocybin Delivers 'Remarkable' Relief in Severe Depression Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Medscape Medical News, November 05, 2020   Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in "magic mushrooms," rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new research suggests. Results of a small randomized trial showed that treatment with psilocybin was associated with a greater than 50% reduction in depressive symptoms in 67% of study participants. In addition, 71% showed improvement at 4-week follow-up, with more than 50% achieving remission. "The finding that the majority of people whom we treated showed efficacy was quite a remarkable and gratifying finding [...]

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Add-On Cannabidiol Treatment for Drug-Resistant Seizures in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial, Elizabeth A. Thiele et al., 2020

Add-On Cannabidiol Treatment for Drug-Resistant Seizures in Tuberous Sclerosis Complex. A Placebo-Controlled Randomized Clinical Trial Elizabeth A. Thiele, MD, PhD; E. Martina Bebin, MD, MPA; Hari Bhathal, MD; Floor E. Jansen, MD; Katarzyna Kotulska, MD, PhD; John A. Lawson, BMed, PhD; Finbar J. O'Callaghan, MBChB, PhD; MichaelWong,MD, PhD; Farhad Sahebkar, MD; Daniel Checketts, MSc; Volker Knappertz, MD; for the GWPCARE6 Study Group JAMA Neurology, 2020, December 21 online, E1-E7. doi : 10.1001/jamaneurol.2020.4607   IMPORTANCE : Efficacy of cannabidiol has been demonstrated in seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut and Dravet syndromes but appears not yet to have been established in conditions with primarily focal seizures, such as [...]

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Psilocybin Delivers ‘Remarkable’ Relief in Severe Depression, Batya Swift Yasgur, 2020

Psilocybin Delivers 'Remarkable' Relief in Severe Depression Batya Swift Yasgur, MA, LSW Medscape.com, November 05, 2020   Psilocybin, the psychedelic compound in "magic mushrooms," rapidly improves symptoms and produces remission in as little as two sessions for patients with major depression, new research suggests. Results of a small randomized trial showed that treatment with psilocybin was associated with a greater than 50% reduction in depressive symptoms in 67% of study participants. In addition, 71% showed improvement at 4-week follow-up, with more than 50% achieving remission. "The finding that the majority of people whom we treated showed efficacy was quite a remarkable and gratifying finding and really sets the [...]

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Effects of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy on Major Depressive Disorder. A Randomized Clinical Trial, Alan K. Davis et al., 2020

Effects of Psilocybin-Assisted Therapy on Major Depressive Disorder. A Randomized Clinical Trial Alan K. Davis, PhD; Frederick S. Barrett, PhD; Darrick G. May, MD; Mary P. Cosimano, MSW; Nathan D. Sepeda, BS; Matthew W. Johnson, PhD; Patrick H. Finan, PhD; Roland R. Griffiths, PhD JAMA Psychiatry, 2020, E1-E9. doi : 10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2020.3285   IMPORTANCE : Major depressive disorder (MDD) is a substantial public health burden, but current treatments have limited effectiveness and adherence. Recent evidence suggests that 1 or 2 administrations of psilocybin with psychological support produces antidepressant effects in patients with cancer and in those with treatment-resistant depression. OBJECTIVE : To investigate the effect of psilocybin [...]

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Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis, Chad Purcell,

Reduction of Benzodiazepine Use in Patients Prescribed Medical Cannabis Chad Purcell, Andrew Davis, Nico Moolman, and S. Mark Taylor Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2019, Volume 4, Number 3, Doi : 10.1089/can.2018.0020   Abstract Background : Benzodiazepines are a class of medication with sedative properties, commonly used for anxiety and other neurological conditions. These medications are associated with several well-known adverse effects. This observational study aims to investigate the reduction of benzodiazepine use in patients using prescribed medical cannabis. Methods : A retrospective analysis was performed on a cohort of 146 medical cannabis patients (average age 47 years, 61% female, 54% reporting prior use of cannabis) who reported [...]

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