Navigation Links
Hallucinogen appears safe, may improve mood among patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety
Date:9/6/2010

A pilot study suggests the hallucinogen psilocybin may be feasible and safe to administer to patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety, with promising effects on mood, according to a report published online today that will appear in the January 2011 print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

"In recent years, there has been a growing awareness that the psychological, spiritual and existential crises often encountered by patients with cancer and their families need to be addressed more vigorously," the authors write as background information in the article. "From the late 1950s to the early 1970s, research was carried out exploring the use of hallucinogens to treat the existential anxiety, despair and isolation often associated with advanced-stage cancer. Those studies described critically ill individuals undergoing psychospiritual epiphanies, often with powerful and sustained improvement in mood and anxiety as well as diminished need for narcotic pain medication."

Despite initial promising results, no follow-up research had been conducted; however, the medical value of hallucinogens is now being re-examined in psychiatric settings, the authors note. Charles S. Grob, M.D., of Harbor-UCLA Medical Center and Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute, Torrance, explored the safety and efficacy of psilocybina hallucinogen with some psychological effects similar to lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)among 12 adults with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety.

Participants served as their own controls; in two six-hour treatment sessions several weeks apart, they were given clear capsules either of active psilocybin (in a dose of 0.2 milligrams per kilogram) or a placebo (niacin, 250 milligrams) in random order. Physiological responses such as blood pressure, heart rate and temperature were measured before and after, and psychological measures including assessments of depression, mood and anxiety we
'/>"/>

Contact: Laura Mecoy
Lmecoy@issuesmanagement.com
310-546-5860
JAMA and Archives Journals
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. FDA Panel Appears Skeptical Over Key Avandia Data
2. Plasma protein appears to be associated with development and severity of Alzheimers disease
3. Celebrex Appears Easier on Stomach for Arthritis Patients
4. NAMI Medical Director Honored with APA Patient Advocacy Award; Appears in CNN Health and Huffington Post Columns
5. Taking Flu Drugs While Pregnant Appears to Be Safe: Study
6. Hospitalization Appears to Help Personality Disorder Patients
7. How health care is paid for appears to impact outcome
8. Protein Appears Key to Intestinal Balance
9. Eggs Being Produced by Recall Farms Safe, if Pasteurized, Experts Say
10. Drug-eluting stents confirmed safe, effective for long-term use
11. Declare Your Skin-dependence this Holiday with Patriotic, Playful Products from TruKid, the Award-Winning Line of Safe, Natural Products for Children
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 Trevera provides ... market. Included are Oracle Managed Services , ... supports all versions of Oracle E-Business Databases ... , Trevera has announced a significant enhancement ... need help with their software technology management, project ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... September 23, 2014 The Sloane ... in Singapore and Malaysia providing advanced aesthetic dermatology ... powder to its impressive skin care repertoire. Specially ... skin’s defences against the evil forces of aging, ... glow simultaneously, this new addition is revolutionizing the ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... The University of North Carolina ... In the Piedmont Triad, announced today that Dr. ... the Center for Translational Biomedical Research (CTBR). Zhang, ... after nearly a decade at the U.S. Department ... Division. , “Our goal is to build ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Dennis Thompson HealthDay ... -- Coupled with worldwide marches demanding action on climate ... altered weather patterns in the United States may soon ... arrest and other heat-related illnesses are expected to increase ... lead author Dr. Jonathan Patz, director of the Global ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... Randy Dotinga HealthDay Reporter ... using cholesterol-lowering drugs while in the hospital for a hemorrhagic ... more than four times more likely to survive than people ... People taking the commonly used drugs known as statins ... or to a rehabilitation facility, the study reports. When ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Trevera, Inc adds Management Support to Services 2Health News:Trevera, Inc adds Management Support to Services 3Health News:The Sloane Clinic™ introduces a revolutionary BB powder to its impressive skin care repertoire 2Health News:The Sloane Clinic™ introduces a revolutionary BB powder to its impressive skin care repertoire 3Health News:The Sloane Clinic™ introduces a revolutionary BB powder to its impressive skin care repertoire 4Health News:Former Department of Energy Scientist Joins UNCG as Co-director of Biomedical Research Center 2Health News:Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns 2Health News:Health Woes to Worsen Due to Climate Change, Study Warns 3Health News:Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes 2Health News:Cholesterol-Lowering Drugs May Help After Certain Strokes 3
... finds dexmedetomidine caused less delirium, , , TUESDAY, Dec. ... on patients who are hooked up to mechanical ... worry that too much sedation might slow down ... , Now, researchers report that by substituting a ...
... January 7, Discovery Health Presents Five Nights of Active, Viewing ... ... FIT TO LIVE -, SILVER SPRING, Md., Dec. 11 ... annual,weight loss and general wellness campaign-launches with a four-part,television event following ...
... ANGELES, Dec. 11 AIDS Healthcare,Foundation (AHF) today ... Mike Huckabee, for his stubbornness and,recent failure to ... Senate campaign in which he called for people ... population. At the time, Huckabee,told Associated Press in ...
... Calls on Every Candidate from Every Party to ... WASHINGTON, Dec. 11 AIDS Action released a,statement ... rewrite,his HIV/AIDS platform to ensure that the policies ... and end stigma against people,living with HIV. "Governor ...
... combination of bortezomib (Velcade) and two other drugs is ... diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a team headed by Dana-Farber ... the American Society of Hematology. , The three-pronged regimen ... as Rev/Vel/Dex has achieved an overall response rate ...
... quality of life, researchers say , , TUESDAY, Dec. 11 ... constraint-induced movement therapy, some stroke patients can have significant ... a better quality of life, a new study finds. ... the less-affected hand. This forced them to use their ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators 2Health News:Newer Sedative Might Help Patients on Ventilators 3Health News:Overweight Twins Battle the Bulge and Gain A New Lease on Life in National Body Challenge: Twins Edition on Discovery Health 2Health News:Overweight Twins Battle the Bulge and Gain A New Lease on Life in National Body Challenge: Twins Edition on Discovery Health 3Health News:Overweight Twins Battle the Bulge and Gain A New Lease on Life in National Body Challenge: Twins Edition on Discovery Health 4Health News:Huckabee's Defense of Earlier, Alarmist AIDS Stance Shows Unsuitability for Presidency, Says AHF 2Health News:AIDS Action Calls on Huckabee to Follow HIV/AIDS Science 2Health News:3-drug combination 'extremely promising' as first-line therapy for multiple myeloma 2Health News:Stroke Rehab Technique Has Lasting Results 2Health News:Stroke Rehab Technique Has Lasting Results 3
(Date:9/23/2014)... 23, 2014 Ultrasound devices enable physicians ... order to diagnose diseases and also these devices ... while performing surgeries. This report studies the global ... as product type, technologies, applications and the major ... on the product type has been segmented as: ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014   LabStyle Innovations Corp . (OTCQB: ... today announced that it has closed a $4.2 ... preferred stock and warrants.  No placement agent was ... LabStyle expects to secure net proceeds of approximately ... LabStyle intends to use the net proceeds from ...
(Date:9/23/2014)... 2014 Report Details Kinase ... R&D and predicted revenues Do you want to ... the latest analysis for those cancer treatments. There ... revenue forecasts. Visiongain,s new report shows you ... and related technology. There avoid missing out in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type, By Technology and By Application - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Abdominal and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019 2Ultrasound Devices Market (By Product Type, By Technology and By Application - Obstetrics and Gynecology, Cardiovascular, Abdominal and Others) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends & Forecast, 2013 - 2019 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 2LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 3LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 4LabStyle Innovations Closes $4.2 Million Non-Brokered Private Placement Financing 5Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 2Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 3Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 4Kinase Inhibitors for Treating Cancer: Industry Analysis, R&D Trends and World Market Forecasts 2014-2024 5
... MENLO PARK, Calif. , July 12 Crux Biomedical® ... of medical device and diagnostic companies. The survey, conducted by Medical Device ... issue. The purpose of the survey was to identify firms that have ... their respective products. , , ...
... OKLAHOMA CITY , July 12 For the second consecutive ... receive its prestigious R&D 100 Award.  Orthocare Innovations received this award for ... function of persons who have experienced lower limb loss, injury or disease. ... (Logo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100712/DA33752LOGO ) ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Crux Biomedical Named One of Top 50 Companies to Watch 2Orthocare Innovations Receives Prestigious R&D 100 Award for Novel Web-Based Rehabilitation Outcomes Assessment System 2
Heine Beta 200 Streak Retinoscope 2.5v...
System, English (Continental cord), 230 VAC....
Micro-mini fiber optic light....
Xenon technology achieves a higher efficiency than halogen light sources. Consequently they provide more light....
Medicine Products: