LSD has a controversial and extraordinary reputation, due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness. Its experimental use lead 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 andLSD has a controversial and extraordinary reputation, due to the special effects it can induce on human consciousness. Its experimental use lead 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....
|Title||:||Pharmacology of LSD: A Critical Review|
|Number of Pages||:||150 Pages|
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Pharmacology of LSD: A Critical Review Reviews
By far the most extensive and evidence-based resource ever written on the topic, and likely to be written for decades to come. As made obvious by the title, it's a rather technical book. Not exactly the most exciting read and some parts are difficult to read without a background in physiology. Nevertheless, it's still reasonably accessible in general. While some parts don't have much practical value, if any, they're easily skippable if one desires to. Starts off with the history of LSD, moving to its pharmacological effects, its interactions, and finally, it's psychological effects. Also touches on a few common topics like dependence, genetic damage, and flashbacks. It's truly a mind-blowing work, and I have a deep respect for the authors for their determination in providing such a vast resource that was grounded in science instead of fear mongering. I only have 3 relatively minor complaints. One is that I felt sometimes the animal trials were explained in unnecessary depth, while I think a more brief summary would be more appropriate, emphasizing human research instead. The second is that the book is missing newer research. This is somewhat unavoidable since it was published in 2010, but considering this is the supposed to be the most extensive resource on the topic (which still is) and considering a psychedelic renaissance is kick-starting, an updated edition is certainly needed. Lastly, the book is stupidly expensive. While I understand this has hundreds and hundreds of hours into it, so do many other topics that aren't even half the price, and most certainly longer and more costly to produce. I personally think it's still worth it for the quality contained, but nevertheless, it seems unnecessary and counter-productive if one is trying to spread the science of LSD.