Psychedelic Medicine [Two Volumes] [2 volumes]: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments

Psychedelic Medicine [Two Volumes] [2 volumes]: New Evidence for Hallucinogenic Substances as Treatments

by Thomas B. Roberts
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0275990230

ISBN-13: 9780275990237

Pub. Date: 06/28/2007

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

Psychedelic substances present in nature have been used by humans across hundreds of years to produce mind-altering changes in thought, mood, and perception—changes we do not experience otherwise except rarely in dreams, religious exaltation, or psychosis. U.S. scientists were studying the practical and therapeutic uses for hallucinogens, including LSD and

Overview

Psychedelic substances present in nature have been used by humans across hundreds of years to produce mind-altering changes in thought, mood, and perception—changes we do not experience otherwise except rarely in dreams, religious exaltation, or psychosis. U.S. scientists were studying the practical and therapeutic uses for hallucinogens, including LSD and mescaline, in the 1950s and 1960s supplied by large manufacturers including Sandoz. But the government took steps to ban all human consumption of hallucinogens, and thus the research. By the 1970s, all human testing was stopped. Medical concerns were not the issue, the ban was motivated by social concerns, not the least of which were created by legendary researcher Timothy Leary, a psychologist who advocated free use of hallucinogens by all who desired. Nationwide, however, a cadre of scholars and researchers has persisted in pushing the federal government to again allow human testing and the moratorium has been lifted. The FDA has begun approving hallucinogenic research using human subjects. In these groundbreaking volumes, top researchers explain the testing and research underway to use—under the guidance of a trained provider—psychedelic substances for better physical and mental health.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275990237
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
06/28/2007
Pages:
728
Product dimensions:
(w) x (h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Volume I: Psychedelic Medicine: Social, Clinical and Legal Perspectives

Preface

Editors Overview of Psychedelic Medicine

Section I: The Social and Clinical Context

Chapter 1: Introduction: Therapeutic Bases of Psychedelic Medicines: Psychointegrative Effects

Chapter 2: The Healing Vine: Ayahuasca as Medicine in the 21st Century

Chapter 3: Contemporary Psychedelic Therapy: An Overview

Chapter 4: Therapeutic Guidelines: Dangers and Contra-Indications in Therapeutic Applications of Hallucinogens

Section II: Medical Applications

Chapter 5: Response Of Cluster Headaches to Psilocybin and LSD,

Chapter 6: Psilocybin Treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Chapter 7: Therapeutic Uses of MDMA

Chapter 8: MDMA-Assisted Psychotherapy for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

Chapter 9: Psychedelic Drugs for the Treatment of Depression

Chapter 10: Marijuana and AIDS

Chapter 11: The Use of Psilocybin in Patients with Advanced Cancer and Existential Anxiety

Section III: Legal Aspects of the Medical Use

Chapter 12: Psychedelic Medicine and the Law

Chapter 13: The Legal Bases for Religious Peyote Use

Chapter 14: The Supreme Courts Psychedelic Case

Chapter 15: Conclusions

About the Contributors

Volume 2: Psychedelic Medicine: Addictions Medicine and Transpersonal Healing

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction

Section I: Treating Substance Abuse

Chapter 2: Hallucinogens in the Treatment of Alcoholism and Other Addictions

Chapter 3: Addiction, Despair, and the Soul: Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Chapter 4: The Therapeutic Use of Peyote in the Native American Church

Chapter 5: Ibogaine and Substance Abuse Rehabilitation

Chapter 6: Ketamine Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Chapter 7: Ayahuasca Treatment of Cocaine-Paste Addiction

Section II: Guidelines for Psychotherapeutic Applications

Chapter 8: The Ten Lessons of Psychedelic Psychotherapy, Rediscovered

Chapter 9: Therapeutic Guidelines from Shamanic Traditions

Chapter 10: Common Processes in Psychedelic-Induced Psychospiritual Change

Chapter 11: Preliminary Remarks on Interpreting Resistance to Psychedelic Insights

Section III: Transpersonal Dimension of Healing with Psychedelic Medicines

Chapter 12: Psychedelics in Psychological Health and Growth

Chapter 13: Psilocybin can occasion mystical-type experiences having substantial and sustained personal meaning and spiritual significance.

Chapter 14: Remarkable Healing During Psychedelic Psychotherapy

Chapter 15: Transpersonal Healing with Hallucinogens

Chapter 16: Conclusions and Recommendations: The Wider Contexts

About the Contributors

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