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)
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)
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)
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)
Serum levels of mammary serum antigen (MSA) and CA15-3 were evaluated in 135 individuals in order to determine their single and combined value in the diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer. Raised MSA levels (greater than 300 IU) were found in 68% of patients with Stage I and II breast cancer compared to only 3% having raised CA15-3 levels (greater than(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)
In a prospective study to assess the accuracy of monoclonal immunoscintigraphy for the detection of axillary lymph node metastases in breast cancer, two murine monoclonal antibodies that react with human breast cancer (3E1.2 and RCC-1) were labelled with 131iodine, and the radiolabelled antibody was injected subcutaneously into the interdigital spaces of(More)