Étiquette : MDMA

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 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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Hallucinogens in Mental Health : Preclinical and Clinical Studies on LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, and Ketamine, Danilo De Gregorio et al., 2021

Hallucinogens in Mental Health : Preclinical and Clinical Studies on LSD, Psilocybin, MDMA, and Ketamine Danilo De Gregorio, Argel Aguilar-Valles, Katrin H. Preller, Boris Dov Heifets, Meghan Hibicke, Jennifer Mitchell, and Gabriella Gobbi The Journal of Neuroscience,  2021, 41 (5), 891–900. Doi :10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1659-20.2020   A revamped interest in the study of hallucinogens has recently emerged, especially with regard to their potential application in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. In the last decade, a plethora of preclinical and clinical studies have confirmed the efficacy of ketamine in the treatment of depression. More recently, emerging evidence has pointed out the potential therapeutic properties of psilocybin and LSD, as well as [...]

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Psychedelic Medicines for Mood Disorders. Current Evidence and Clinical Considerations, Jerome Sarris et al., 2022

Psychedelic Medicines for Mood Disorders Current Evidence and Clinical Considerations Jerome Sarris; Diego Pinzon Rubiano; Kimberley Day; Nicole L. Galvão-Coelho; Daniel Perkins Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 2022, 35, (1), 22-29. doi : 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000759 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/964245   Abstract and Introduction Abstract Purpose of Review: Despite advances in treatment modalities for mood disorders over recent decades, further therapeutic options are still required. Increased research is occurring, with the pursuit of psychedelic-based pharmacotherapies for a range of mood disorders and other conditions. Recent Findings: Serotonergic psychedelics have been found to modulate brain networks underlying various psychiatric disorders, as well promoting neurogenesis and neuroplasticity. Randomized placebo-controlled trials have found psilocybin with psychological support effective at [...]

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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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How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry, Paul Tullis, 2021

How ecstasy and psilocybin are shaking up psychiatry Regulators will soon grapple with how to safely administer powerful psychedelics for treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Paul Tullis https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00187-9?utm_source=twt_nnc&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=naturenews&sf242359384=1 Nature, 2021,  589, 506-509 doi: 10.1038/d41586-021-00187-9   Illustration by Gizem Vural PDF version On a sunny day in London in 2015, Kirk Rutter rode the Tube to Hammersmith Hospital in hopes of finally putting an end to his depression. Rutter had lived with the condition off and on for years, but the burden had grown since the death of his mother in 2011, followed by a relationship break-up and a car accident the year [...]

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Reviewing the Potential of Psychedelics for the Treatment of PTSD, Erwin Krediet et al., 2020

Reviewing the Potential of Psychedelics for the Treatment of PTSD Erwin Krediet, Tijmen Bostoen, Joost Breeksema, Annette van Schagen, Torsten Passie, Eric Vermetten International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 2020, 23, (6), 385–400 doi : 10.1093/ijnp/pyaa018 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32170326/   Abstract There are few medications with demonstrated efficacy for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Treatment guidelines have unequivocally designated psychotherapy as a first line treatment for PTSD. Yet, even after psychotherapy, PTSD often remains a chronic illness, with high rates of psychiatric and medical comorbidity. Meanwhile, the search for and development of drugs with new mechanisms of action has stalled. Therefore, there is an urgent need to explore not [...]

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Nouveaux produits de synthèse – Synthèse des connaissances, www.ofdt.fr, 2018

Nouveaux produits de synthèse - Synthèse des connaissances Copyright © Observatoire Français des Drogues et des Toxicomanies, mai 2018 https://www.drogues.gouv.fr/publication/nouvelles-substances-psychoactives-un-guide-services-durgences   Présentation L’abréviation NPS est généralement utilisée en France en référence aux Nouveaux Produits de synthèse. Ils désignent un éventail très hétérogène de substances qui imitent les effets de différents produits illicites (ecstasy, amphétamines, cocaïne, cannabis, etc.). Leurs structures moléculaires s’en rapprochent, sans être tout à fait identiques. Cette spécificité leur permet, au moins à court terme, de contourner la législation sur les stupéfiants ; certains sont classés, d’autres n’ont pas de statut juridique clair. Généralement achetés sur Internet, les NPS sont connus soit par leurs noms [...]

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BIBLIOGRAPHIE : Substances psychédéliques : Généralités, Épistémologie, Pharmacologie, Neurophysiologie, Psychologie…, Dr Christian SUEUR, GRECC, mai 2020 (nouvelle version)

BIBLIOGRAPHIE : Substances psychédéliques : Généralités, Épistémologie, Pharmacologie, Neurophysiologie, Psychologie, … Dr Christian SUEUR, GRECC, mai 2020 (nouvelle version)   Substances psychédéliques : Généralités, Pharmacologie, Neurophysiologie : 1 - 17 Substances psychédéliques et «psychologie » : 18 - 20   Cf également : Bibliographie : Thérapies psychédéliques, Bibliographie : Substances psychédéliques, culture, chamanisme, spiritualité, religion… Bibliographie : Psilocybine, Bibliographie : LSD, Bibliographie : Ayahuasca, Bibliographie : Mescaline et Peyotl, Bibliographie : MDMA, Bibliographie : Tryptamines …

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MDMA-Induced Dissociative State not Mediated by the 5-HT2A Receptor, Drew J. Puxty et al., 2017

MDMA-Induced Dissociative State not Mediated by the 5-HT2A Receptor Drew J. Puxty, Johannes G. Ramaekers, Rafael de la Torre, Magí Farré, Neus Pizarro, Mitona Pujadas and Kim P. C. Kuypers Frontiers in Pharmacology, 2017, Volume 8, Article 455 Doi : 10.3389/fphar.2017.00455   Previous research has shown that a single dose of MDMA induce a dissociative state, by elevating feelings of depersonalization and derealization. Typically, it is assumed that action on the 5-HT2A receptor is the mechanism underlying these psychedelic experiences. In addition, other studies have shown associations between dissociative states and biological parameters (heart rate, cortisol), which are elevated by MDMA. In order to investigate [...]

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