Étiquette : auto experimentation

LSD Psychotherapy by Stanislas GROF, 1997

LSD Psychotherapy Stanislas GROF Hunter House Ed., 1979   LIST OF CONTENTS 1. History of LSD Therapy The Discovery of LSD and its Psychedelic Effects Early Laboratory and Clinical LSD Research Therapeutic Experimentation With LSD Studies of Chemotherapeutic Properties of LSD LSD-Assisted Psychotherapy The Need for a Comprehensive Theory of LSD Therapy 2. Critical Variables in LSD Therapy Pharmacological Effects of LSD Personality of the Subject Personality of the Therapist or Guide Set and Setting of the Sessions 3. Psycholytic and Psychedelic Therapies with LSD : Towards an Integration of Approaches The Search for an Effective Technique of LSD Psychotherapy Advantages and Drawbacks of the Psycholytic Approach Pros and Cons of Psychedelic Therapy 4. Principles of LSD Psychotherapy The Preparation Period Psychedelic Sessions Integration [...]

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Ayahuasca and Public Health: Health Status, Psychosocial Well-Being, Lifestyle, and Coping Strategies in a Large Sample of Ritual Ayahuasca Users, Genís Ona et al., 2019

Ayahuasca and Public Health : Health Status, Psychosocial Well-Being, Lifestyle, and Coping Strategies in a Large Sample of Ritual Ayahuasca Users Genís Ona, Maja Kohek, Tomàs Massaguer, Alfred Gomariz, Daniel F. Jiménez, Rafael G. Dos Santos, Jaime E. C. Hallak, Miguel Ángel Alcázar- Córcoles & José Carlos Bouso Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, 2019, DOI: 10.1080/02791072.2019.1567961   ABSTRACT Assessing the health status of ayahuasca users has been challenging due to the limitations involved in randomized clinical trials and psychometric approaches. The main objective of this study is the implementation of an approach based on public health indicators. We developed a self-administered questionnaire that was administered to long-term [...]

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Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder after psilocybin consumption : a case study, Marie-Laure Espiard et al., 2005

Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder after psilocybin consumption : a case study Marie-Laure Espiard, Laurent Lecardeur, Pascale Abadie, Isabelle Halbecq, Sonia Dolfuss European Psychiatry, 2005, 20, (5-6), 458-60 DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2005.04.008   Abstract The recurrence of flashbacks without acute or chronic hallucinogen consumption has been recognized in the DSM IV criteria as the hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD). Perceptual disturbances may last for 5 years or more and represent a real psychosocial distress. We reported here a case of a 18 year-old young man presenting HPPD after a mixed intoxication with psylocibin and cannabis. This report shows symptomatic recurrences persisting more than 8 months. Various differential diagnoses were [...]

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Psilocybin occasioned mystical-type experiences : immediate and persisting dose-related effects, Roland R. Griffiths et al., 2011

Psilocybin occasioned mystical-type experiences : immediate and persisting dose-related effects Roland R. Griffiths, Matthew W. Johnson, William A. Richards, Brian D. Richards, Una McCann, Robert Jesse Psychopharmacology, 2011 DOI 10.1007/s00213-011-2358-5   Abstract Rationale : This dose-effect study extends previous observations showing that psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having persisting positive effects on attitudes, mood, and behavior. Objectives : This double-blind study evaluated psilocybin (0, 5, 10, 20, 30 mg/70 kg, p.o.) administered under supportive conditions. Methods : Participants were 18 adults (17 hallucinogennaïve). Five 8-h sessions were conducted individually for each participant at 1-month intervals. Participants were randomized to receive the four active doses in either ascending or [...]

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Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges : an empirical codebook, Thomas Anderson et al., 2019

Psychedelic microdosing benefits and challenges : an empirical codebook Thomas Anderson, Rotem Petranker, Adam Christopher, Daniel Rosenbaum, Cory Weissman, Le-Anh Dinh-Williams, Katrina Hui, Emma Hapke Harm Reduction Journal, 2019. Doi : 10.1186/s12954-019-0308-4   Abstract Background : Microdosing psychedelics is the practice of consuming very low, sub-hallucinogenic doses of a psychedelic substance, such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) or psilocybin-containing mushrooms. According to media reports, microdosing has grown in popularity, yet the scientific literature contains minimal research on this practice. There has been limited reporting on adverse events associated with microdosing, and the experiences of microdosers in community samples have not been categorized. Methods : In the present study, [...]

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Toujours plus avec la chimie psychédélique, Thibault Henneton, 2019

Toujours plus avec la chimie psychédélique par Thibault Henneton Manière de Voir (Le Monde Diplomatique), 2019, 163,   Fruits d’une inventivité chimique sans limites, les nouveaux produits de synthèse (NPS) se sont multipliés ces dix dernières années, notamment dans les milieux festifs alternatifs. Moins chers que la cocaïne, ils restent difficiles à cerner tant pour les autorités que pour les usagers, incapables d’en connaître à l’avance les effets véritables, dont certains mènent aux hôpitaux, désarmés pour les traiter. Akatre ///// « Djeff », 2018 Placés récemment sous les projecteurs, les nouveaux produits de synthèse (NPS) inonderaient le marché des stupéfiants. Dans son dernier rapport annuel, l’Observatoire français des [...]

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The Psychedelic Library – Bibliographie

http://psychedelic-library.org/lsdmenu.htm   Alas! the forbidden fruits were eaten, And thereby the warm life of reason congealed. A grain of wheat eclipsed the sun of Adam, Like as the Dragon's tail dulls the brightness of the moon. — Rumi: Masnavi I Ma'navi   Introductory Papers The Exploration of Experience by: Humphrey Osmond, an excerpt from his 1957 paper "A Review of the Clinical Effects of Psychotomimetic Agents" Psychedelics, Technology, Psychedelics by: Bernard Aaronson and Humphry Osmond, the introductory chapter to PSYCHEDELICS, the Uses and Implications of Hallucinogenic Drugs Psychedelics and the Future by Humphry Osmond and Bernard S. Aaronson Request for a Public Hearing to: The Hearing Clerk, Department of Health, Education and Welfare   Menus Psychotherapy and Psychedelic Drugs Psychedelic Research [...]

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Powerful substances in tiny amounts: Exploring the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs, Petter Grahl Johnstad, 2017

Powerful substances in tiny amounts: Exploring the practice of microdosing psychedelic drugs Petter Grahl Johnstad Working Paper · December 2017   This article presents an explorative study of microdosing practices with psychedelic drugs. A microdose is defined as a sub-perceptual dose, commonly about one tenth of an ordinary recreational dose, which gives no alteration of consciousness or feeling of intoxication. Respondents (n = 17) were recruited at several Internet fora for individual interviews mediated via private messaging. Every participant was male, and the median respondent was in his 30s with a stable job and relationship and extensive entheogen experience. Respondents tended to experiment with [...]

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Microdosing psychedelics: More questions than answers? An overview and suggestions for future research, Kim P.C. Kuypers et al., 2019

Microdosing psychedelics: More questions than answers? An overview and suggestions for future research Kim P.C. Kuypers, Livia Ng, David Erritzoe, Gitte M. Knudsen, Charles D. Nichols, David E. Nichols, Luca Pani, Anaïs Soula and David Nutt Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2019, 1-10. Doi: 10.1177/0269881119857204   Abstract Background : In the past few years, the issue of ‘microdosing’ psychedelics has been openly discussed in the public arena where claims have been made about their positive effect on mood state and cognitive processes such as concentration. However, there are very few scientific studies that have specifically addressed this issue, and there is no agreed scientific consensus on what microdosing [...]

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Human hallucinogen research : Guidelines for safety, Matthew W. Johnson et al., 2008

Human hallucinogen research : Guidelines for safety. Matthew W. Johnson,  William A. Richards, Roland R. Griffiths Journal of Psychopharmacology, 2008, 22, 603–620. doi:10.1177/0269881108093587   Abstract There has recently been a renewal of human research with classical hallucinogens (psychedelics). This paper first briefly discusses the unique history of human hallucinogen research, and then reviews the risks of hallucinogen administration and safeguards for minimizing these risks. Although hallucinogens are relatively safe physiologically and are not considered drugs of dependence, their administration involves unique psychological risks. The most likely risk is overwhelming distress during drug action ('bad trip'), which could lead to potentially dangerous behaviour such as leaving the [...]

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