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This is Your Brain on Acid (Seriously) 6/1/17 Reason.com

Discussion in 'Other Health News and Research' started by *GG*, Jun 3, 2017.

  1. *GG*

    *GG* Senior Member

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    The study of psychedelics is "bringing psychotherapy and medicine together," says David Nutt, a neuropsychopharmacologist at Imperial College London and a co-author of the first imaging study looking at the effects of LSD on the human brain. "Drug-assisted psychotherapy is going to be the great advance in the [field in the] next 20 years."

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    http://reason.com/reasontv/2017/06/01/david-nutt-lsd-drugs
     
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  2. MeSci

    MeSci ME/CFS since 1995; activity level 6?

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    Interesting. I might try LSD again some day, but I stopped in the 80s as I started getting depressed on it. Maybe it was dodgy stuff, or maybe I was in a bad place.
     
  3. adreno

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    I wonder if this massive boost in brain metabolism isn't following by a good crash.
     
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    Remember from my youth, usually there isn't a crash, but sort of a afterglow slowly diminishing. Worst case scenario is, of course, those who get permanently psychotic from an LSD trip. But that I saw happening after really intensive meditation retreats too. Where I suspect some latency in vulnerable individuals. After all, about 1 in 185 in the west experience at one point in their life schizophrenia.
     
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    This guy is a Timothy Leary wannabe and a throwback to Freudian theory of your subconscious controlling your behavior.

    A disaster waiting to happen.
     
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    Absolutely. This is the idiot who advised Tony Blair's government to reclassify cannabis, including skunk, to Class C, encouraging a whole generation of youngsters to believe it was completely safe. Many, many unnecessary cases of schizophrenia as a result.
     
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  7. Alvin2

    Alvin2 Senior Member

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    I don't think i have enough brain power left for LSD to do anything :rofl:
    Flooring the gas when the tank is empty...
     
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