Tag: "psychoactive" at medical news
Study shows strengths, gaps in quality of care for kids in California's public mental health clinics
...derate to poor documentation of medical monitoring psychoactive
medications, child abuse screening and reporting, ...-quarters of patient records of children receiving psychoactive
medication did not document adequate safety monitoring through vital signs or laboratory studies. "F...
LA BioMed Medical/Research briefs January 2005
... Psychiatric study for cancer patients to measure psychoactive
medication Insulin, physical activity, and calor... Psychiatric study for cancer patients to measure psychoactive
medication Stage IV cancer patients who suffer from anxiety may want to investigate a research stud...
Safer drug prescribing for seniors in nursing homes: Canada leads the way
...erm care are most frequently related to the use of psychoactive
medications and anticoagulants. Using CPOE/CDS, a ...ur as a result of that patient being on additional psychoactive
medications. Once the physician has determined the appropriate prescribing decision, the order is se...
Marijuana-like compounds may aid array of debiliating conditions ranging from Parkinson's to pain
... the treatment would avoid some of the deleterious psychoactive
effects seen with marijuana." Marijuana and marij...riphery, but only the brain ones contribute to the psychoactive
effects. As a next step, the researchers are testing the treatment strategy in animals that model a...
Single cocaine exposure boosts both drug craving and avoidance
...nce both the pleasurable and unpleasant effects of psychoactive
drugs, according to new research studies with rats...tory" effect that regulates the addictive power of psychoactive
drugs. "The brain circuitry that enhances avoidance may help protect people from being overwhelmed b...
Psychiatric study for cancer patients to measure psychoactive medication
... specific aim of the study is to learn whether the psychoactive
drug, psilocybin, might be effective in reducing anxiety, depression and physical pain, and therefore improving quality of life for Stage IV cancer patients. Psilocybin is a novel agent that produces a profound alteration in your state of consciousne...
Morning headaches associated with depression, anxiety disorders
...bout morning headaches, clinical disorders, use of psychoactive
substances, and sleep and mental disorders. Overall, the prevalence of CMH was 7.6 percent (n=1,442). CMH were reported to occur "daily" by 1.3 percent of the individuals surveyed; "often" by 4.4 percent of the survey sample; and "sometimes" by 1.9 ...
Sperm from marijuana smokers move too fast too early, impairing fertility, UB research shows
...g THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), which is its primary psychoactive
chemical, as well as other cannabinoids. Results of the study were presented today (Oct. 13, 2003) at the annual meeting of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine in San Antonio. "The bottom line is, the active ingredients in marijuana are d...
Controlled study after Dutch caf fire highlights teen mental-health problems after disasters
...g initiation, excessive use of alcohol, and use of psychoactive
substances. Data were available five months after the fire for around three-quarters of students enrolled in the original study. Volendam adolescents had 75% increased rates of clinical overall mental-health symptom scores compared with the other st...
Annals of Internal Medicine, tip sheet, August 19, 2003
...g dronabinol, a synthetic form of marijuana's main psychoactive
component, and the third took three placebo capsules. Neither the smoked nor oral marijuana affected the patients' RNA levels, CD4 and CD8 cell counts or protease inhibitor levels. The authors say, "The discussion of medicinal marijuana is confounde...
St. John's wort ineffective for depression
...therwise), and use of other drugs or remedies with psychoactive
properties, among others. Patients were randomly assigned to receive St. John's wort (900 mg to 1,500 mg per day), sertraline (50 mg to 100 mg per day) or placebo. Each treatment was specially designed to be indistinguishable from the other at each d...
Alcohol and nicotine: A deadly duo
...culation, including the brain, where it exerts its psychoactive
effects. Because cholinergic blockade by mecamylamine would be expected to slow the normal movements of alcohol and other ingested substances through the stomach and gut, there is a greater opportunity for alcohol to be metabolized before ever reach...
Fine-tuning naltrexone treatment for alcoholics
...ceptor from being activated but does not cause any psychoactive
effects for the person taking the medicine. Naltrexone was first developed in the 1970s as a compound to block heroin and other opioid agonists from activating the receptors for opiates like heroin. In the mid-1980s, naltrexone was approved for th...
Antidepressants impair cognitive function in the elderly
...edical research provides preliminary evidence that psychoactive
drugs such as antidepressants have both immediate ...e groups -- those not on any medications, those on psychoactive
drugs at the start of the study, and those, who were not on medication at the start of the testing b...
Study finds marijuana ingredient promotes tumor growth, impairs anti-tumor defenses
...unology that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive
component of marijuana, can promote tumor growth by impairing the body's anti-tumor immunity system. While previous research has shown that THC can lower resistance to both bacterial and viral infections, this is the first time that its possible tum...
Anti-cocaine vaccine produces antibodies and is shown to be safe in Phase 1 study conducted by Yale researcher
...e brain from the bloodstream. This neutralizes its psychoactive
effect. "The vaccine is very safe and we did not observe any major side effects," said Kosten, professor of psychiatry at Yale School of Medicine. "TA-CD was effective in producing cocaine-specific antibodies, which lasted throughout the trial. More...
Conference convenes on ibogaine, a controversial drug to treat heroin addiction
...sociology. Ibogaine is a naturally occurring psychoactive
compound that is used incentral West Africa in Bwiti religious ceremonies. Over the last 30 years, therehave been anecdotal reports of drug addicts who obtained relief from theiraddiction, without suffering withdrawal symptoms, by using ibogaine. Ibo...
First medication to target PCP addiction is reported by Arkansas researchers
...treatment has been developed toblock or reduce the psychoactive
effects of PCP in drug addicts, according toUAMS scientist S. Michael Owens, Ph.D. In earlier studies, he used a smallerfragment of the antibody to treat drug overdose. Owens presented his findings here today at the national meeting of the Americ...