Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca, A Plant Hallucinogen Used in Ritual Context in Brazil

  title={Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca, A Plant Hallucinogen Used in Ritual Context in Brazil},
  author={C. Grob and J. Callaway and G. S. Brito and E. S. Neves and Guilherme Oberlaender and Oswaldo L. Saide and Elizeu Labigalini and C. Tacla and C. Miranda and R. Strassman and Kyle B. Boone},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  • C. Grob, J. Callaway, +8 authors Kyle B. Boone
  • Published 1996
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease
  • A multinational, collaborative, biomedical investigation of the effects of hoasca (ayahuasca), a potent concoction of plant hallucinogens, was conducted in the Brazilian Amazon during the summer of 1993. This report describes the psychological assessment of 15 long-term members of a syncretic church that utilizes hoasca as a legal, psychoactive sacrament as well as 15 matched controls with no prior history of hoasca ingestion. Measures administered to both groups included structured psychiatric… CONTINUE READING

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