Étiquette : LSD

d-Lysergic acid diethylamide has major potential as a cognitive enhancer, Felipe Augusto Cini et al., 2019

d-Lysergic acid diethylamide has major potential as a cognitive enhancer Felipe Augusto Cini, Isis Ornelas, Encarni Marcos, Livia Goto-Silva, Juliana Nascimento, Sergio Ruschi, José Salerno, Karina Karmirian, Marcelo Costa, Eduardo Sequerra, Dráulio de Araújo, Luis Fernando Tófoli, César Rennó-Costa, Daniel Martins-de-Souza, Amanda Feilding, Stevens Rehen, Sidarta Ribeiro BioRxiv, 6 december 2019. Doi : 10.1101/866814   Abstract Psychedelic agonists of serotonin receptors induce neural plasticity and synaptogenesis, but their potential to enhance learning remains uncharted. Here we show that a single dose of d-LSD, a potent serotonergic agonist, increased novel object preference in young and adult rats several days after treatment. d- LSD alone did not increase preference [...]

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LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers, R. L. Carhart-Harris et al., 2014

LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers R. L. Carhart-Harris, M. Kaelen, M. G. Whalley, M. Bolstridge, A. Feilding, D. J. Nutt Psychopharmacology, 2014 DOI 10.1007/s00213-014-3714-z   Abstract Rationale : Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has a history of use as a psychotherapeutic aid in the treatment of mood disorders and addiction, and it was also explored as an enhancer of mind control. Objectives : The present study sought to test the effect of LSD on suggestibility in a modern research study. Methods : Ten healthy volunteers were administered with intravenous (i.v.) LSD (40–80 μg) in a within-subject placebocontrolled design. Suggestibility and cued mental imagery were assessed using the Creative [...]

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Serotonergic hallucinogens/psychedelics could be promising treatments for depressive and anxiety disorders in endstage cancer, Rafael Guimarães dos Santos et al., 2019

Serotonergic hallucinogens/psychedelics could be promising treatments for depressive and anxiety disorders in endstage cancer Rafael Guimarães dos Santos, José Carlos Bouso and Jaime E. C. Hallak BMC Psychiatry, 2019, 19, 321 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-019-2288-z   Abstract In a recent issue of the BMC Psychiatry, the evidence of effectiveness of treatments for psychiatric conditions in end-stage cancer patients was reviewed (Johnson, 2018). The review was comprehensive, and included traditional and non-traditional/alternative treatments, including herbal medicines and spirituality. However, evidence showing that classic or serotonergic hallucinogens/psychedelics such as psilocybin and lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) could be effective treatments for depressive and anxiety disorders in end-stage cancer was not included. In [...]

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Psychedelic Experiential Pharmacology : Pioneering Clinical Explorations with Salvador Roquet (How I Came to All of This : Ketamine, Admixtures and Adjuvants, Don Juan and Carlos Castaneda Too) An Interview with Richard Yensen, Philip E. Wolfson, 2014

Psychedelic Experiential Pharmacology : Pioneering Clinical Explorations with Salvador Roquet (How I Came to All of This : Ketamine, Admixtures and Adjuvants, Don Juan and Carlos Castaneda Too) An Interview with Richard Yensen Philip E. Wolfson International Journal of Transpersonal Studies, 2014, 33, (2), 160-174.   Richard Yensen was a research fellow at the Maryland Psychiatric Research Center from 1972 to 1976. He studied psychedelic psychotherapy with Stanislav Grof, M.D. and other senior staff. During this time he treated patients with substance abuse disorders, cancer, neurosis, and other health professionals seeking a training experience. Dr. Yensen did his Ph.D. dissertation on the use of MDA in [...]

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Psychedelics and music : neuroscience and therapeutic implications, Frederick S. Barrett et al., 2018

Psychedelics and music : neuroscience and therapeutic implications Frederick S. Barrett, Katrin H. Preller & Mendel Kaelen International Review of Psychiatry, 2018 https://doi.org/10.1080/09540261.2018.1484342   ABSTRACT From the beginning of therapeutic research with psychedelics, music listening has been consistently used as a method to guide or support therapeutic experiences during the acute effects of psychedelic drugs. Recent findings point to the potential of music to support meaning-making, emotionality, and mental imagery after the administration of psychedelics, and suggest that music plays an important role in facilitating positive clinical outcomes of psychedelic therapy. This review explores the history of, contemporary research on, and future directions regarding the use [...]

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CBD & the Psychedelic Receptor, Lex Pelger, projectCBD.org, 2019

CBD & the Psychedelic Receptor Lex Pelger On March 11, 2018 (Updated on April 16, 2019) https://www.projectcbd.org/science/cbd-psychedelic-receptor CBD and LSD bind to the same serotonin receptor, which mediates psychedelic altered states. But cannabidiol has anti-psychotic properties and doesn't cause hallucinations. In a shorthand that drives scientists mad, serotonin is often called ‘the neurotransmitter of happiness.’ This tag is especially troublesome as more and more flaws become apparent in the ‘serotonin hypothesis’ of depression – the idea that depression is caused by a serotonin deficit, which a pill (a serotonin reuptake inhibitor) could correct.1  Serotonin is a complex molecule in the brain and the [...]

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Psychedelics & Cannabis Therapeutics, Martin A. LEE, ProjectCBD.org, 2019

Psychedelics & Cannabis Therapeutics Martin A. Lee  April 17, 2019 https://www.projectcbd.org/culture/psychedelics-cannabis-therapeutics High doses of THC are hallucinogenic, and microdosing LSD is a lot like CBD. These mighty molecules can relieve human suffering and they act through the endocannabinoid system. Although it may not be obvious during these Trump-rattled times, we’re in the midst of a psychedelic revival. There is more interest than ever before in experimenting with LSD, magic mushrooms, ayahuasca, ketamine, and other psychedelic drugs. This renaissance is happening without all the fanfare of the day-glo Sixties, when lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) escaped from the laboratory and assumed the lead role in an improbable [...]

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The effects of microdose LSD on time perception: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial, Steliana Yanakieva et al., 2018

The effects of microdose LSD on time perception: a randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial Steliana Yanakieva, Naya Polychroni, Neiloufar Family, Luke T. J. Williams, David P. Luke & Devin B. Terhune Psychopharmacology, 2018, 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00213-018-5119-x   Abstract Rationale : Previous research demonstrating that lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) produces alterations in time perception has implications for its impact on conscious states and a range of psychological functions that necessitate precise interval timing. However, interpretation of this research is hindered by methodological limitations and an inability to dissociate direct neurochemical effects on interval timing from indirect effects attributable to altered states of consciousness. Methods : We conducted a randomised, double-blind, [...]

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Psychedelics : Where we are now, why we got here, what we must do, Sean J. Belouin & Jack E. Henningfield, 2018

Psychedelics : Where we are now, why we got here, what we must do Sean J. Belouin, Jack E. Henningfield Neuropharmacology, 2018, 142, 7e19 https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropharm.2018.02.018 a b s t r a c t The purpose of this commentary is to provide an introduction to this special issue of Neuropharmacology with a historical perspective of psychedelic drug research, their use in psychiatric disorders, research restricting regulatory controls, and their recent emergence as potential breakthrough therapies for several brain-related disorders. It begins with the discovery of lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and its promising development as a treatment for several types of mental illnesses during the 1940s. This was [...]

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