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The Pharmacology of LSD

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"LSD has a controversial and extraordinary reputation, due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness. Its experi... Lire la suite
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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 led 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, with many more referenced. 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"--Provided by publisher.

...the first book of its kind. It brings together a vast amount of information into one accessible location. Drawing upon a vast number of animal and human studies, it provides a thorough review of what is currently known about LSD's action on specific receptor sites.

Auteur
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 correlates of altered waking states of consciousness. He worked with Prof. Christian Scharfetter at Zürich University Psychiatric Clinic (Switzerland) and with Prof. Hanscarl Leuner (Göttingen University), the leading European authority on hallucinogenic drugs. 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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Titre: The Pharmacology of LSD
Sous-titre: A Critical Review
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Code EAN: 9780199589821
ISBN: 978-0-19-958982-1
Format: Couverture cartonnée
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Médecine
nombre de pages: 230
Poids: 378g
Taille: H234mm x B156mm x T18mm
Année: 2010

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