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Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus

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Description for Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus Hardback. This challenge to the prevailing wisdom behind drug regulation and addiction therapy provides a historical corrective to our perception of LSD's medical efficacy. Num Pages: 216 pages, 16, 16 black & white halftones. BIC Classification: JMTK. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 236 x 162 x 19. Weight in Grams: 440.
LSD's short but colorful history in North America carries with it the distinct cachet of counterculture and government experimentation. The truth about this mind-altering chemical cocktail is far more complex-and less controversial-than generally believed. Psychedelic Psychiatry is the tale of medical researchers working to understand LSD's therapeutic properties just as escalating anxieties about drug abuse in modern society laid the groundwork for the end of experimentation at the edge of psychopharmacology. Historian Erika Dyck deftly recasts our understanding of LSD to show it as an experimental substance, a medical treatment, and a tool for exploring psychotic ... Read more

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About Erika Dyck
Erika Dyck is an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan.

Reviews for Psychedelic Psychiatry: LSD from Clinic to Campus
Digs deeply into an area of drug history that has for the most part been ignored.
Literary Review of Canada
The story is very well written and researched... The book is a good read and has the bonus of imparting historical understanding of psychiatry during its most exciting and innovative era.
British Journal of Psychiatry
A ... Read more

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