A systems model of altered consciousness: integrating natural and drug-induced psychoses

@article{Vollenweider2001ASM,
  title={A systems model of altered consciousness: integrating natural and drug-induced psychoses},
  author={F. Vollenweider and M. Geyer},
  journal={Brain Research Bulletin},
  year={2001},
  volume={56},
  pages={495-507}
}
Increasing evidence from neuroimaging and behavioral studies suggests that functional disturbances within cortico-striato-thalamic pathways are critical to psychotic symptom formation in drug-induced and possibly also naturally occurring psychoses. Recent basic and clinical research with psychotomimetic drugs, such as the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) glutamate receptor antagonist, ketamine, and the serotonin-2A (5-HT(2A)) receptor agonist, psilocybin, suggest that the hallucinogenic effects of… Expand
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