Jonathan PW Collins

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Compulsive foraging behavior associated with use of crack cocaine involves compulsively searching the environment for possibly misplaced pieces of crack. Of 41 crack cocaine addicts evaluated, 33 (80.5%) reported at least some compulsive foraging associated with use of crack; 21 (51.2%) reported such behavior as always associated with crack use. The mean(More)
Both stimulant-induced and phencyclidine (PCP)-induced psychoses have been proposed as models of the idiopathic psychosis of schizopherenia. In this two-part study, the phenomenology of the psychosis associated with a period of cocaine intoxication was evaluated retrospectively in 34 male crack cocaine-dependent patients without concomitant psychiatric(More)
Recent preclinical studies suggest utility for voltage-sensitive calcium channel blockers (VSCCBs) in the treatment of cocaine addiction. The following double-blind placebo-controlled study examined the role of the VSCCB nimodipine in attenuating cocaine craving in 66 recently abstinent cocaine-dependent patients on an inpatient substance abuse treatment(More)
Two prominent behavioral syndromes associated with chronic cocaine use that have been described in the literature are cocaine-induced paranoia (CIP) and cocaine-induced compulsive foraging (CICF) for cocaine. To help to clarify the relationship between the two cocaine-induced syndromes, the concordance and sequence of onset of the two cocaine-induced(More)
Effects of cocaine on the spread of epileptiform discharges within the limbic system were studied in cats prepared with bilateral arrays of indwelling electrodes. Low frequency focal electrical stimulation at threshold intensity was employed to initiate after-discharges in the hippocampus and amygdala. Latencies for the propagation of epileptiform activity(More)
UNLABELLED Many women fail to be reassured about their breast symptom following benign diagnosis. Identification of the factors contributing to this continued anxiety is important in order that appropriate intervention can be incorporated into the care of women undergoing diagnosis. In this study, we measured levels of anxiety, depression, stress, perceived(More)
The usefulness of the histamine-2 (H2) antagonist famotidine as an adjunct to conventional antipsychotic treatments of idiopathic psychotic disorders (i.e., schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder) was investigated in an open-label study. After stabilization for at least 1 week with their conventional antipsychotic medication regimen, 10 patients(More)
The effect of cocaine on discriminative behavior was determined in a study in which the subjects' ongoing behavior at the time of drug administration was manipulated. Cats were trained in a discrimination task where bar-pressing when a tone was present (S+) resulted in milk reinforcement. When the tone was absent (S-) milk was not delivered. The duration of(More)
BACKGROUND Cryptococcosis refers to a spectrum of infections caused by the encapsulated yeast Cryptococcus neoformans. In the immunocompromised host cryptococcus may disseminate resulting in significant mortality and morbidity. CASE PRESENTATION We report the case of a 49-year-old homosexual male presenting with an atypical skin lesion associated with an(More)