ERIC Number: ED034696
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
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Adverse Reactions to Hallucinogenic Drugs.
Meyer, Roger E. , Ed.
This reports a conference of psychologists, psychiatrists, geneticists and others concerned with the biological and psychological effects of lysergic acid diethylamide and other hallucinogenic drugs. Clinical data are presented on adverse drug reactions. The difficulty of determining the causes of adverse reactions is discussed, as are different methods of therapy. Data are also presented on the psychological and physiological effects of L.S.D. given as a treatment under controlled medical conditions. Possible genetic effects of L.S.D. and other drugs are discussed on the basis of data from laboratory animals and humans. Also discussed are needs for futher research. The necessity to aviod scare techniques in disseminating information about drugs is emphasized. An appendix includes seven background papers reprinted from professional journals, and a bibliography of current articles on the possible genetic effects of drugs. (EB)
Descriptors: Conference Reports, Drug Abuse, Health Education, Lysergic Acid Diethylamide, Medical Research, Mental Health
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Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD.