After the discovery of the effects of LSD in 1943, it became the most extensively studied psychopharmacological agent ever. Its experimental use led to some groundbreaking discoveries about the brain and the deeper layers of the human psyche.
LSD has an extraordinary reputation due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness, which makes it a valuable research tool, a therapeutic agent, and a controversial catalyst of individual and social change.
This book represents the first ever comprehensive review of the pharmacological effects of LSD. It draws on data from more than 3000 experimental and clinical studies, with more than 1000 referenced.
The Pharmacology of LSD provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in a comprehensive review of the findings relating to this controversial hallucinogenic drug --- it should be of great interest to neuro-scientists, psychopharmacologists, addiction researchers, and psychiatrists.
"We should be greatful to the authors for their patient complitation of a huge literature... the subject has always raised emotional controversies, but this volume provides a much-needed sober and scientific account"
Annelie Hintzen andTorsten Passies welcome book, The Pharmacology of LSD:A Critical Reader provides an overview of human, animal and molecular experiments involving LSD. This is no small achievement. . . It should sit on the bookshelf of anyone interested in psychedelic pharamacology. * Matthew J. Baggott, Human Behavioral Pharmacology Laboratory, University of Chicago, USA; Drug & Alcohol Review, 32 (Sept. 2013) *
This book represents the first ever comprehensive review of the psychological and pharmacological effects of LSD...[it] provides a unique and valuable resource for anyone interested in better understanding this controversial hallucinogenic drug - including brain scientists, psychopharmacologists, addiction researchers, and psychiatrists * gaiamedia.org *
...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. * Doody's Notes *
1: Foreword by Leslie Iversen
2: Pharmacological and toxicological effects
3: Interactions of LSD
4: Psychological Effects
5: Neuropsychological effects
6: Effects of LSD on psychiatric patients
7: Long-term and untoward effects of LSD use
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 26th May 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6
Weight (kg): 0.38