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LSD is to be studied as a tool in psychotherapy for the first time in 30 years

By lulz, Aug 3, 2007 | | |
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  1. lulz
    I would have posted this in the LSD forum, but it's recently announced news so I figure it belongs here.

    http://www.rsc.org/chemistryworld/News/2007/July/16070702.asp

Comments

  1. fnord
    huh lsd for anxiety? isnt that asking for a bunch of bad trips?
  2. Nagognog2
    Looks like they're starting up from where they lost the grasp way back yonder. I'd want to know what dosage range they are thinking. They originally tried it as an anti-anxiety/anti-depresseant in dosages of 25mcg. Little purple pills called Delysid from Sandoz Labs. At that dose it showed promise. But next you have to explore further.

    This should prove intriguing. Be nice if these cloistered Harvard-trained shrinks had to have a few sessions with a few people I can think of.....
  3. UberDouche
    That is very promising news. A ray of light in a very dark room. Continuing with that metaphor, maybe we can even go so far as to throw open the drapes and open the windows!

    I must admit, it is quite exciting to think of contemporary human research being done with LSD and the likes. And even more exciting in light of all the new technologies that are available today that weren't available in the 1960s. Much new data could be gathered.

    The last time I got this excited was during the University of New Mexico at Albuquerque DMT studies done by Rick Strassman, MD.

    Thanks for the good news! Please keep us updated on this.
  4. Jatelka
  5. Alicia
    Lets just hope we do not get another leary.
  6. KBLSD
    awesome news
  7. Zentaurus41
    Lets just hope we do ;), we need another revolution.
  8. Jacco
    As I understand it, Leary acted recklessly and destroyed the scientific credibility of LSD research, causing waves of government paranoia. You can see that the US government still fears LSD most, as it has higher statutory penalties than other Schedule I and II drugs, even though it's not a narcotic (It's up there with cocaine trafficking).

    The thought of a chemical "reprogramming" hippies and sparking an overthrow of the establishment is terrifying.

    The real question is, what will it produce at a 25ug level? According to Erowid, that's a threshold dose. I don't know whether it would create any change in the patient's perception of death. But, I suppose it's best to start slow when dealing with a chemical that's been out of the scientific eye for 30 years... locked away in the tower forgotten.
  9. ThirdEyeFloond
    Yipee! The final approval was recieved for this study on december 5th.

    http://www.maps.org/sys/nq.pl?id=1489&fmt=page
  10. Bloodshot
    this will definitely be interesting, to say the least.

    peace
    B
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