Étiquette : psychedelics

Transient Stimulation with Psychoplastogens Is Sufficient to Initiate Neuronal Growth, Calvin Ly et al., 2020

Transient Stimulation with Psychoplastogens Is Sufficient to Initiate Neuronal Growth Calvin Ly, Alexandra C. Greb, Maxemiliano V. Vargas, Whitney C. Duim, Ana Cristina G. Grodzki, Pamela J. Lein, and David E. Olson ACS Pharmacology and Translational Science, 2020. doi : 10.1021/acsptsci.0c00065   ABSTRACT Cortical neuron atrophy is a hallmark of depression and includes neurite retraction, dendritic spine loss, and decreased synaptic density. Psychoplastogens, small molecules capable of rapidly promoting cortical neuron growth, have been hypothesized to produce long-lasting positive effects on behavior by rectifying these deleterious structural and functional changes. Here we demonstrate that ketamine and LSD, psychoplastogens from two structurally distinct chemical classes, promote [...]

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A single dose of psilocybin increases synaptic density and decreases 5-HT2A receptor density in the pig brain, Nakul Ravi Raval, 2020

A single dose of psilocybin increases synaptic density and decreases 5-HT2A receptor density in the pig brain Nakul Ravi Raval, Annette Johansen, Lene Lundgaard Donovan, Nidia Fernandez Ros, Brice Ozenne, Hanne Demant Hansen, Gitte Moos Knudsen Preprints (www.preprints.org) | NOT PEER-REVIEWED | Posted: 30 November 2020 doi : 10.20944/preprints202011.0742.v1   Abstract : A single dose of psilocybin, a psychedelic and serotonin 2A receptor (5 HT2AR) agonist, may be associated with antidepressant effects. The mechanism behind its antidepressive action is unknown but could be linked to increased synaptogenesis and down-regulation of cerebral 5-HT2AR. Here, we investigate if a single psychedelic dose of psilocybin changes synaptic vesicle protein 2A [...]

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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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Mind Menders: The Future of Psychedelics for Mental Illness, Batya Swift Yasgur, Medscape.com, 2020

Mind Menders: The Future of Psychedelics for Mental Illness Batya Swift Yasgur MA, LSW Medscape.com, November 10, 2020 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/940749?nlid=138288_425&src=WNL_mdplsfeat_201117_mscpedit_psyc&uac=292598PZ&spon=12&impID=2682236&faf=1   After a 50-year hiatus, psychedelic drugs are undergoing a research renaissance. Agents including psilocybin, methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), and others are all under investigation to treat a variety of psychiatric illnesses. Medscape spoke with Roland R. Griffiths, professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and the Oliver Lee McCabe III Professor in the Neuropsychopharmacology of Consciousness, and director of the Center for Psychedelic and Consciousness Research at Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, to discuss the status of these drugs in the United States and their therapeutic potential. Griffiths: Classic psychedelics are [...]

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Shamanism and psychedelics: A biogenetic structuralist paradigm of ecopsychology, Michael Winkelman, 2013

Shamanism and psychedelics: A biogenetic structuralist paradigm of ecopsychology Michael Winkelman European Journal of Ecopsychology, 2013, 4, 90-115 Abstract Shamanism and psychedelics are central to understanding the evolutionary roots of ecopsychology and its basic principles. The ancient ritual roots of shamanism constituted the context within which psychedelic experiences contributed selective influences to the evolution of human neuropsychology. Both shamanic psychology and ecopsychology involve a neuroepistemology that reflects the neurotransmitter effects of psychedelics on cognition. Shamanism contributed to the development of our ecopsychology through influences on psychological, social and cognitive evolution. Shamanism embodies the concept of animism, the notion of the spiritual essence of all [...]

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Report et nouvelle date pour les 25ES Rencontres du RESPADD : Des drogues en santé mentale, 18 novembre 2020

Report et nouvelle date pour les 25ES Rencontres du RESPADD : Des drogues en santé mentale Affiche – 25es Rencontres RESPADD En raison de la situation sanitaire actuelle et pour préserver la santé de chacun, le RESPADD a décidé de reporter ses 25es Rencontres. NOUVELLE DATE : le 18 novembre 2020 Les 25es Rencontres professionnelles du RESPADD, réalisées en partenariat avec le Groupement addictions Franche-Comté, la Société psychédélique française et le CHS Saint-Ylie Jura, se tiendront le mercredi 18 novembre 2020 à la Commanderie de Dole. Cette nouvelle édition des Rencontres du RESPADD explorera les nouveaux usages des drogues en santé mentale et [...]

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Role of the 5-HT2A Receptor in Self- and Other-Initiated Social Interaction in Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-Induced States : A Pharmacological fMRI Study, Katrin H. Preller et al., 2018

Role of the 5-HT2A Receptor in Self- and Other-Initiated Social Interaction in Lysergic Acid Diethylamide-Induced States : A Pharmacological fMRI Study Katrin H. Preller, Leonhard Schilbach, Thomas Pokorny, Jan Flemming, Erich Seifritz, and Franz X. Vollenweider The Journal of Neuroscience, 2018, 38, (14), 3603–3611. Doi : 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1939-17.2018   Distortions of self-experience are critical symptoms of psychiatric disorders and have detrimental effects on social interactions. In light of the immense need for improved and targeted interventions for social impairments, it is important to better understand the neurochemical substrates of social interaction abilities. We therefore investigated the pharmacological and neural correlates of self- and other-initiated social interaction. In [...]

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Therapeutic Use of LSD in Psychiatry : A Systematic Review of Randomized- Controlled Clinical Trials, Juan Jose Fuentes et al., 2020

Therapeutic Use of LSD in Psychiatry : A Systematic Review of Randomized-Controlled Clinical Trials Juan José Fuentes, Francina Fonseca, Matilde Elices, Magí Farré and Marta Torrens Frontiers in Psychiatry, 2020, Vol 10, Article 943. doi : 10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00943   Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) was studied from the 1950s to the 1970s to evaluate behavioral and personality changes, as well as remission of psychiatric symptoms in various disorders. LSD was used in the treatment of anxiety, depression, psychosomatic diseases and addiction. However, most of the studies were not performed under contemporary standards, and it has taken several decades for a resurgence of interest in LSD research and [...]

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The Varieties of the Psychedelic Experience: A Preliminary Study of the Association Between the Reported Subjective Effects and the Binding Affinity Profiles of Substituted Phenethylamines and Tryptamines, Federico Zamberlan et al., 2018

The Varieties of the Psychedelic Experience: A Preliminary Study of the Association Between the Reported Subjective Effects and the Binding Affinity Profiles of Substituted Phenethylamines and Tryptamines Federico Zamberlan, Camila Sanz, Rocío Martínez Vivot, Carla Pallavicini, Fire Erowid, Earth Erowid and Enzo Tagliazucchi Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 2018, 12, 54. doi : 10.3389/fnint.2018.00054   Classic psychedelics are substances of paramount cultural and neuroscientific importance. A distinctive feature of psychedelic drugs is the wide range of potential subjective effects they can elicit, known to be deeply influenced by the internal state of the user (“set”) and the surroundings (“setting”). The observation of crosstolerance and a series [...]

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Psychedelics and potential benefits in “healthy normals”: A review of the literature, Sam GANDY, 2019

Psychedelics and potential benefits in “healthy normals”: A review of the literature Sam GANDY Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 2019, 3, (3), 280–287. Doi : 10.1556/2054.2019.029   We are in the midst of a psychedelic research renaissance. With research examining the efficacy of psychedelics as a treatment for a range of mental health indications still in its early stages, there is an increasing body of research to show that careful use of psychedelics can yield a variety of benefits in “healthy normals” and so lead to “the betterment of well people.” Psychedelics have been found to modulate neuroplasticity, and usage in a supportive setting can result [...]

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