The Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs: Past, Present, and Future

  title={The Therapeutic Potential of Psychedelic Drugs: Past, Present, and Future},
  author={R. Carhart-Harris and G. Goodwin},
  • R. Carhart-Harris, G. Goodwin
  • Published 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Neuropsychopharmacology
  • Plant-based psychedelics, such as psilocybin, have an ancient history of medicinal use. After the first English language report on LSD in 1950, psychedelics enjoyed a short-lived relationship with psychology and psychiatry. Used most notably as aids to psychotherapy for the treatment of mood disorders and alcohol dependence, drugs such as LSD showed initial therapeutic promise before prohibitive legislature in the mid-1960s effectively ended all major psychedelic research programs. Since the… CONTINUE READING
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