Regulation of human research with LSD in the United States (1949-1987)

@article{Bonson2017RegulationOH,
  title={Regulation of human research with LSD in the United States (1949-1987)},
  author={Katherine R Bonson},
  journal={Psychopharmacology},
  year={2017},
  volume={235},
  pages={591-604}
}
  • K. Bonson
  • Published 1 February 2018
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychopharmacology
Human research with hallucinogens such as lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has been ongoing in the USA since 1949. During the 1960s, LSD was investigated for a variety of psychiatric indications, including the following: as an aid in treatment of schizophrenia; as a means of creating a “model psychosis”; as a direct antidepressant; and as an adjunct to psychotherapy. Studies with all drugs, including LSD, have always been conducted under federal regulatory controls, including the 1938 Food Drug… 

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