The Pharmacology of LSD: A critical review

Paperback | July 9, 2010

byAnnelie Hintzen, Torsten Passie

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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 toolwithin 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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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 toolwithin psychotherapy, it was increasingly used...

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 his professorship thesis about psychophysical c...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:224 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.01 inPublished:July 9, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199589828

ISBN - 13:9780199589821

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Table of Contents

1. Leslie Iversen: Foreword2. Pharmacological and toxicological effects3. Interactions of LSD4. Psychological Effects5. Neuropsychological effects6. Effects of LSD on psychiatric patients7. Long-term and untoward effects of LSD use