Current perspectives on psychedelic therapy: use of serotonergic hallucinogens in clinical interventions

  title={Current perspectives on psychedelic therapy: use of serotonergic hallucinogens in clinical interventions},
  author={Albert Garcia-Romeu and William Allyn Richards},
  journal={International Review of Psychiatry},
  pages={291 - 316}
Abstract Humans have used serotonergic hallucinogens (i.e. psychedelics) for spiritual, ceremonial, and recreational purposes for thousands of years, but their administration as part of a structured therapeutic intervention is still a relatively novel practice within Western medical and psychological frameworks. In the mid-20th century, considerable advances were made in developing therapeutic approaches integrating administration of low (psycholytic) and high (psychedelic) doses of… 
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