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Ayahuasca in Adolescence: A Preliminary Psychiatric Assessment
Low frequencies of psychiatric symptoms detected among adolescents consuming ayahuasca within a religious context may reflect a protective effect due to their religious affiliation, however further studies on the possible interference of other variables in the outcome are necessary. Expand
Report on Psychoactive Drug Use Among Adolescents Using Ayahuasca Within a Religious Context
Despite their early exposure to a hallucinogenic substance, adolescents using ayahuasca in a controlled setting were mostly comparable to controls except for a considerably smaller proportion of alcohol users. Expand
Ayahuasca in Adolescence: A Neuropsychological Assessment
The data overall supports that there was not a difference between ayahuasca users and matched controls on neuropsychological measures, and further studies are necessary to support these findings. Expand
Enhancement of self-esteem among female adolescent incest victims: a controlled comparison.
Findings show that female incest victims in the experimental group showed a significant increase in positive self-esteem as measured by the inventory, and developed a significantly increased knowledge of human sexuality, birth control, and venereal disease when compared to the control group. Expand
Sexual dysfunction and the patient with burns.
Five patients with burns whose sexual dysfunction responded to an eclectic treatment approach are presented and it is suggested that sexual side effects of psychotropics should not get in the way of proper use of antidepressants and antianxiety medications during the initial phase of treatment. Expand
Editors' Introduction: Ayahuasca Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective
A new religious group in Brazil, called Uniao do Veg­ etal (UDV), was founded there in 1 96 1 and has a current membership of over 9,000 people in more than l 00 nucleos or communities, both inExpand
Adolescent Drug Use in Cross-Cultural Perspective
An analysis is made of adolescent hallucinogenic plant ingestion during initiation rituals among Australian Aboriginal males, Tshogana Tsonga females and among Chumash youth of Southern California.Expand
The Duboisia genus, Australian aborigines and suggestibility.
Plant hallucinogens, such as those of the Duboisia genus called pituri, have been used by tribal elders in Australian aboriginal populations to create managed states of consciousness, to provideExpand
Drug abuse and the adolescent sex offender: a preliminary analysis.
A non-experimental case study of 7 male adolescent sex offenders who were court mandated to a residential treatment facility in Southern California found that juvenile substance abuse may be an indicator of poor judgement and coupled with family violence may be a predictor of sexual violence. Expand
Hallucinogens and Redemption
Examination of drug substitution with regard to hallucinogens (ayahuasca, ibogaine, peyote and LSD) set within the concept of redemption finds that the psychological mechanism of suggestibility is examined in terms of the individual reaching abstinence goals from addictive substances such as alcohol and opiates. Expand