The Pharmacology of LSD

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OUP/Beckley Foundation Press, 10. jun. 2010 - 217 sider
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LSD has a controversial and extraordinary reputation, due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness. Its experimental use lead to some groundbreaking discoveries about the brain and the deeper layers of the human psyche. After its application in neuroscience, and as a tool within psychotherapy, it was increasingly used by laymen for producing euphoria and religious experiences. Today, there is a resurgence of interest in LSD, including its possible uses in psychotherapy and for the treatment of some headache disorders. This book represents the first ever comprehensive review of the psychological and pharmacological effects of LSD. It draws on data from more than 3000 experimental and clinical studies. The Pharmacology of LSD provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in better understanding this controversial hallucinogenic drug - including brain scientists, psychopharmacologists, addiction researchers, and psychiatrists.
 

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Innhold

1 Introduction
1
2 Pharmacological effects
13
3 Interactions of LSD
93
4 Psychological effects
129
5 Neuropsychological effects
137
6 Effects of LSD on psychiatric patients
147
7 Longterm and untoward effects of LSD use
151
References
159
Author Index
205
Subject Index
209
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Om forfatteren (2010)

Annelie Hintzen is with the Hannover Medical School in Hannover, Germany. Torsten Passie M.D., Ph.D. studied philosophy, sociology at Gottfried-Wilhelm-Leibniz University in Hannover (M.A.) and Medicine at the Hannover Medical School. His dissertation was about existential psychiatry and hisprofessorship thesis about psychophysical correlates of altered waking states of consciousness. He worked with Prof. Christian Scharfetter at Zurich University Psychiatric Clinic (Switzerland) and with Prof. Hanscarl Leuner (Gottingen University), the leading European authority on hallucinogenicdrugs. Since 1998 he is a research psychiatrist and psychotherapist at the Dept. of Psychiatry, Social Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Hannover Medical School, where he is specialized in research on addiction, altered states of consciousness, and hallucinogenic drugs.

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