Pros And Cons Of Psychedelic Therapy

Some of the advantages of psychedelic therapy are practical, others are of a theoretical nature. In general, the therapeutic changes achieved in a single psychedelic session are much more dramatic and profound than those observed as a result of a single psycholvtic session. Certain aspects of the psychedelic treatment technique represent a great acceleration and deepening of the therapeutic process, as well as a definite increase in its efficacy and safety. This approach seems to have fully...

Physical And Emotional Contraindications

All clinical and laboratory evidence accumulated during the last three decades indicates that from the biological point of view pharmaceutically pure LSD is a surprisingly safe substance. This statement should not be automatically applied to so-called street acid. The quality of samples sold in the black market varies considerably and some of the impurities and admixtures are physiologically much more dangerous than LSD. Chemical analysis detected amphetamines, strychnine, STP, phencyclidine...

Techniques Qf Lsd Therapy

Although psychotherapy is a very important component of the approaches in this category, the primary emphasis is on the specificities of the drug experience. The psychotherapeutic techniques involved are modified and adjusted to the nature of the LSD state to form an integral and organic unit with the psychedelic process. The term psycholytic was coined by the British researcher and pioneer in LSD therapy, Ronald A. Sandison. Its root, lytic (from the Greek lysis dflsoliition) refers to the...

Carcinogenic Effects Of

It has repeatedly been mentioned in the literature that LSD might have carcinogenic potential. This speculation appeared for the first time in the paper by Cohen, Marinello and Back. (22) The authors drew this conclusion from their findings of a markedly increased frequency of chromosomal breakage and a quadriradial chromosome exchange figure in a patient with paranoid schizophrenia who had undergone extensive LSD psychotherapy. This is a combination occurring in three inherited disorders...