Étiquette : ptsd

Prescribing Health Care Providers’ Attitudes, Experiences, and Practices Surrounding Cannabis Use in Patients with Anxiety Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Jake Rosenberg et al., 2019

Prescribing Health Care Providers’ Attitudes, Experiences, and Practices Surrounding Cannabis Use in Patients with Anxiety Disorders and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Jake Rosenberg, Mallory J.E. Loflin, Yasmin L. Hurd, and Marcel O. Bonn-Miller Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, 2019, Volume 4, Number 2, DOI: 10.1089/can.2018.0008   Abstract Background : Preliminary evidence suggests that certain cannabinoids may be beneficial for the treatment of anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, it is unclear whether prescribing health care professionals view medicinal cannabis as a safe and effective option for treatment of these disorders. Methods : Three hundred fifty-two prescribing health care professionals across the United States completed an online survey assessing [...]

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Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder – Medscape – May 23, 2019.

Psychedelic Cuts Cravings, Consumption in Alcohol Use Disorder Pauline Anderson Medscape, May 23, 2019 https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/913422?src=wnl_tp10n_190711_mscpedit&uac=292598PZ&impID=2023688&faf=1   SAN FRANCISCO — Just two doses of the psychedelic drug psilocybin, taken over a period of 8 weeks, significantly reduced alcohol use and cravings in patients with alcohol use disorder, preliminary findings show. In the first study to use modern clinical trial design to investigate the effects of a hallucinogen in alcohol-dependent patients, investigators at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine in New York City found that use of psilocybin was significantly associated with fewer drinking days and fewer drinks per day, as well fewer cravings. Dr Kelley Clark O'Donnell "Psychedelic [...]

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Can 3,4,-methylenedioxymethamphetamine therapy be used to treat alcohol use disorder ?, Ben SESSA, 2017

Can 3,4,-methylenedioxymethamphetamine therapy be used to treat alcohol use disorder ? Ben SESSA Journal of Psychedelic Studies, 2017,  1, (1), pp. 1–9 DOI: 10.1556/2054.01.2016.003   Treating people with alcohol use disorder has been an important target area for psychedelic research – both in the first studies of the 1950s and during the Psychedelic Renaissance of the last 10 years. To date, most studies have looked at the classical psychedelic drugs as adjuncts to psychotherapy; with attention paid to the psychospiritual aspect of the experience as a central therapeutic process in effecting abstinence from drinking. Psychotherapy assisted with 3,4,-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) has never been explored for treating [...]

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The link between childhood trauma and dissociation in frequent users of classic psychedelics and dissociatives, Sascha B. Thal et al., 2019

The link between childhood trauma and dissociation in frequent users of classic psychedelics and dissociatives Sascha B. Thal, Judith K. Daniels & Henrik Jungaberle Journal of Substance Use, may 2019 https://doi.org/10.1080/14659891.2019.1614234   ABSTRACT Background : Childhood trauma severity is associated with the level of subsequent substance use as well as with the self-reported severity of dissociation. Classic psychedelics and dissociatives target neurotransmitter systems thought to be involved in the onset of dissociative symptoms and may evoke severe and long-lasting symptoms of depersonalization in some users. However, it is currently unclear whether drug use puts people with a history of childhood trauma at higher risk of developing [...]

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Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation, Nutt D.J. et al., 2013

Effects of Schedule I drug laws on neuroscience research and treatment innovation. Nutt D.J., King L.A., Nichols D.E. Nature Reviews Neuroscience, 2013, 14, 577-585 DOI : 10.1038/nrn3530   Abstract Many psychoactive drugs are used recreationally, particularly by young people. This use and its perceived dangers have led to many different classes of drugs being banned under national laws and international conventions. Indeed, the possession of cannabis, 3,4‑methylenedioxy- N‑methyl-amphetamine (MDMA; also known as ecstasy) and psychedelics is stringently regulated. An important and unfortunate outcome of the controls placed on these and other psychoactive drugs is that they make research into their mechanisms of action and potential therapeutic [...]

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Should addiction researchers be interested in psychedelic science ?, Stephen Bright et al., 2017 ,

EDITORIAL Should addiction researchers be interested in psychedelic science ? Stephen Bright, Martin Williams & David Caldicott Australasian Professional Society on Alcohol and other Drugs, Drug and Alcohol Review, 2017 DOI: 10.1111/dar.12544   As recently noted by Strauss, Bright and Williams [1], while much of the Western world has been experiencing a renaissance in research into ‘psychedelic science’ over the past decade [2], there has been no such research conducted in Australia. In Europe and the USA, studies have been conducted into lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) that have improved our understanding of brain function [3] and reduced existential anxiety associated with dying [4], while psilocybin-assisted psychotherapy has [...]

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Deconstructing Ecstasy : The Politics Of MDMA Research, Charles S. Grob, 2000

Deconstructing Ecstasy : The Politics Of MDMA Research Charles S. Grob Addiction Research, 2000, 8, 6, 549-588 http://dx.doi.org/10.3109/16066350008998989   What is Ecstasy? Defined by the New Webster’s Dictionary as a state of intense overpowering emotion, a condition of exultation or mental rapture induced by beauty, music, artistic creation or the contemplation of the divine, ecstasy derives etymologically from the ancient Greek ekstasis, which means flight of the soul from the body. The anthropologist, Mircea Eliade, who explored the roots of religious experience in his book Shamanism: Archaic Techniques of Ecstasy, has described the function of this intense state of mind among aboriginal peoples. Select individuals are [...]

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The Divergent Effects of CDPPB and Cannabidiol on Fear Extinction and Anxiety in a Predator Scent Stress Model of PTSD in Rats, John Shallcross et al., 2019

The Divergent Effects of CDPPB and Cannabidiol on Fear Extinction and Anxiety in a Predator Scent Stress Model of PTSD in Rats John Shallcross, Peter Hámor, Allison R. Bechard, Madison Romano, Lori Knackstedt and Marek Schwendt Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, May 2019 | Volume 13 | Article 91 ORIGINAL RESEARCH published: 10 May 2019 doi: 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00091 Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) currently has no FDA-approved treatments that reduce symptoms in the majority of patients. The ability to extinguish fear memory associations is impaired in PTSD individuals. As such, the development of extinction-enhancing pharmacological agents to be used in combination with exposure therapies may benefit the treatment of [...]

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MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD : study design and rationale for phase 3 trials based on pooled analysis of sixphase 2 randomized controlled trials, Michael C. Mithoefer et al., 2019

MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for treatment of PTSD: study design and rationale for phase 3 trials based on pooled analysis of six phase 2 randomized controlled trials Michael C. Mithoefer, Allison A. Feduccia, Lisa Jerome, Anne Mithoefer, Mark Wagner, Zach Walsh, Scott Hamilton, Berra Yazar-Klosinski, Amy Emerson, Rick Doblin Psychopharmacology, 2019 https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-019-05249-5 Abstract Background : Posttraumatic stress disorder is a prevalent mental health condition with substantial impact on daily functioning that lacks sufficient treatment options. Here we evaluate six phase 2 trials in a pooled analysis to determine the study design for phase 3 trials of MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD. Methods : Six randomized, double-blind, controlled clinical trials [...]

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Le trouble stress post-traumatique et son traitement : au sujet d’une observation, F.R. Ingold, C.D. Kaplan, C. Sueur, juin 2018

Le trouble stress post-traumatique et son traitement : au sujet d’une observation.   François-Rodolphe INGOLD, GRECC, PARIS Charles D. KAPLAN, UCLA, Los Angeles Christian SUEUR, GRECC, LYON   Intervention au Colloque UFCM I-care, Paris, Hôpital de La Salpétrière, 1er juin 2018.     AVANT PROPOS La question de ce qu’il est convenu d’appeler le « cannabis thérapeutique », mis à part ses enjeux politico-économiques, est loin de se limiter au cannabis lui-même, en tant que plante et en tant que substances actives. La découverte fondamentale des derniers travaux de recherche ne tient pas à l’identification d’un certain nombre de cannabinoïdes et de terpènes, elle tient à la mise à jour de tout un [...]

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