Étiquette : neurophysiologie

The Impact of Cannabidiol on Psychiatric and Medical Conditions, Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt & Norman S. Miller, 2019

The Impact of Cannabidiol on Psychiatric and Medical Conditions Thersilla Oberbarnscheidt, Norman S. Miller Journal of Clinical and Medical Research, 2020, 12, (7), 393-403. Doi : 10.14740/jocmr4159   Abstract Cannabidiol (CBD) is a substance chemically derived from Cannabis sativa and discussed to be non-psychoactive. According to the FDA, marijuana is classified as a schedule I substance; however, hemp which is defined as extracts from marijuana including cannabinoids containing less than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is excluded from that controlled substance act and available at local convenience stores in the US as it is seen as an herbal supplement. CBD is purported to be used for various medical [...]

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Positive expectations predict improved mental-health outcomes linked to psychedelic microdosing, L.S. Kaertner et al., 2021

Positive expectations predict improved mental-health outcomes linked to psychedelic microdosing, KAERTNER L.S., STEINBORN M.B., KETTNER H., SPRIGGS M.J., ROSEMAN L., BUCHBORN T., BALAET M., TIMMERMANN C., ERRITZOE D., CARHARDT-HARRIS R.L. : Nature, 2021, 11, 1941 Doi : 1038/s41598-021-81446-7   Abstract Psychedelic microdosing describes the ingestion of near-threshold perceptible doses of classic psychedelic substances. Anecdotal reports and observational studies suggest that microdosing may promote positive mood and well-being, but recent placebo-controlled studies failed to find compelling evidence for this. The present study collected web-based mental health and related data using a prospective (before, during and after) design. Individuals planning a weekly microdosing regimen completed surveys at strategic [...]

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Changes in inflammatory biomarkers are related to the antidepressant effects of Ayahuasca, Nicole Leite Galvão-Coelho et al., 2020

Changes in inflammatory biomarkers are related to the antidepressant effects of Ayahuasca Nicole Leite Galvão-Coelho, Ana Cecília de Menezes Galvão, Raíssa Nóbrega de Almeida, Fernanda Palhano-Fontes, Isaac Campos Braga, Bruno Lobão Soares, João Paulo Maia-de-Oliveira, Daniel Perkins, Jerome Sarris and Draulio Barros de Araujo Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2020, 1-9. DOI : 10.1177/0269881120936486   Abstract Background : Ayahuasca is a traditional Amazon brew and its potential antidepressant properties have recently been explored in scientific settings. We conducted a double-blind placebo-controlled trial of ayahuasca with treatment-resistant depression patients (n = 28) and healthy controls (n = 45). Aims : We are evaluating the blood inflammatory biomarkers: C-reactive protein and [...]

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Effects of external stimulation on psychedelic state neurodynamics, Pedro A.M. Mediano et al., 2020

Effects of external stimulation on psychedelic state neurodynamics Pedro A.M. Mediano, Fernando E. Rosas, Christopher Timmermann, Leor Roseman, David J. Nutt, Amanda Feilding, Mendel Kaelen, Morten L. Kringelbach, Adam B. Barretti, Anil K. Seth, Suresh Muthukumaraswamy, Daniel Bor, and Robin L. Carhart-Harris bioRxiv preprint, 2020 doi : 10.1101/2020.11.01.356071   Abstract Recent findings have shown that psychedelics reliably enhance brain entropy (understood as neural signal diversity), and this effect has been associated with both acute and long-term psychological outcomes such as personality changes. These findings are particularly intriguing given that a decrease of brain entropy is a robust indicator of loss of consciousness (e.g. from wakefulness to [...]

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Cannabinomimetric Lipids : From Natural Extract to Artificial Synthesis, Ya-Ru Gao & Yong-Qiang Wang, 2018

Cannabinomimetric Lipids : From Natural Extract to Artificial Synthesis Ya-Ru Gao, Yong-Qiang Wang Natural Products and Bioprospecting, 2018, 8, 1–21 doi : 10.1007/s13659-017-0151-9 Abstract Endocannabinoid system is related with various physiological and cognitive processes including fertility, pregnancy, during pre- and postnatal development, pain-sensation, mood, appetite, and memory. In the latest decades, an important milestone concerning the endocannabinoid system was the discovery of the existence of the cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2. Anandamide was the first reported endogenous metabolite, which adjusted the release of some neurotransmitters through binding to the CB1 or CB2 receptors. Then a series of cannabinomimetric lipids were extracted from marine organisms, which [...]

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Research Progress of the Antiviral Bioactivities of Natural Flavonoids, Lin Wang et al., 2020

Research Progress of the Antiviral Bioactivities of Natural Flavonoids Lin Wang · Junke Song · Ailin Liu · Bin Xiao · Sha Li · Zhang Wen · Yang Lu · Guanhua Du Natural Products and Bioprospecting, 2020, 10, 271–283 doi : 10.1007/s13659-020-00257-x Abstract Flavonoids are now considered as an indispensable component in a variety of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical applications. Most recent researches have focused on the health aspects of flavonoids for humans. Especially, different flavonoids have been investigated for their potential antiviral activities, and several natural flavonoids exhibited significant antiviral properties both in vitro and in vivo. This review provides a survey of the literature [...]

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IACM : Le premier webinaire gratuit de l’IACM commence dans 3 heures : Dr Roger Pertwee

Dans 3 heures, le premier webinaire de la série d'événements gratuits de l'IACM commencera, qui se déroulera jusqu'au 3 décembre 2020. Tous les webinaires peuvent être consultés gratuitement jusqu'au 31 mars 2021. Il n'y a donc aucun problème si vous manquez un rendez-vous. O. k. Vous pouvez copier le Magath ici https://new.cannabis-med.org/e2020 15 octobre 2020, 18 heures (CET) Dr. Roger Pertwee Les utilisations thérapeutiques potentielles de certains cannabinoïdes dérivés du cannabis et synthétiques révélées par leurs propriétés pharmacologiques -- Quels sont les médicaments cannabinoïdes approuvés qui ont déjà été développés ? -- Existe-t-il des cannabinoïdes végétaux (phytocannabinoïdes) ayant des propriétés pharmacologiques, pour lesquels des applications thérapeutiques [...]

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The role of cannabinoid transmission in emotional memory formation : implications for addiction and schizophrenia, Huibing Tan et al., 2014

The role of cannabinoid transmission in emotional memory formation: implications for addiction and schizophrenia Huibing Tan, Tasha Ahmad, Michael Loureiro, Jordan Zunder and Steven R. Laviolette Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2014,Vol 5, Article 73, 1-12 doi : 10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00073   Emerging evidence from both basic and clinical research demonstrates an important role for endo-cannabinoid (ECB) signaling in the processing of emotionally salient information, learning, and memory. Cannabinoid transmission within neural circuits involved in emotional processing has been shown to modulate the acquisition, recall, and extinction of emotionally salient memories and importantly, can strongly modulate the emotional salience of incoming sensory information. Two neural regions in particular, the [...]

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Recent Advances in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Serotonergic Hallucinogens, Adam L. Halberstadt, 2015

Recent Advances in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Serotonergic Hallucinogens Adam L. Halberstadt Behavioral Brain Research, 2015, 15, 277, 99–120. doi : 10.1016/j.bbr.2014.07.016   Abstract Serotonergic hallucinogens, such as (+)-lysergic acid diethylamide, psilocybin, and mescaline, are somewhat enigmatic substances. Although these drugs are derived from multiple chemical families, they all produce remarkably similar effects in animals and humans, and they show cross-tolerance. This article reviews the evidence demonstrating the serotonin 5-HT2A receptor is the primary site of hallucinogen action. The 5-HT2A receptor is responsible for mediating the effects of hallucinogens in human subjects, as well as in animal behavioral paradigms such as drug discrimination, head twitch response, prepulse [...]

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What Can We Learn About Schizophrenia From Studying the Human Model, Drug-Induced Psychosis ?, Robin M. Murray et al., 2013

What Can We Learn About Schizophrenia From Studying the Human Model, Drug-Induced Psychosis ? Robin M. Murray, Alessandra Paparelli, Paul D. Morrison, Arianna Marconi, and Marta Di Forti American Journal of Medical Genetics, Part B, 2013, 162B, 661–670. Doi : 10.1002/ajmg.b.32177   When drug-induced psychoses were first identified in the mid- 20th century, schizophrenia was considered a discrete disease with a likely genetic cause. Consequently, drug-induced psychoses were not considered central to understanding schizophrenia as they were thought to be phenocopies rather than examples of the illness secondary to a particular known cause. However, now that we know that schizophrenia is a clinical syndrome with [...]

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