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The therapeutic potential of psychedelic drugs: past, present and future

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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 aides 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 programmes. Since the...

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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1038/npp.2017.84

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Department:
Merton College
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Neuropsychopharmacology Journal website
Volume:
42
Issue:
11
Pages:
2105–2113
Publication date:
2017-05-17
Acceptance date:
2017-04-20
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EISSN:
1740-634X
ISSN:
0893-133X
Pubs id:
pubs:690312
URN:
uri:ef3a841f-2fba-4c50-a17b-6fe6af2bc609
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uuid:ef3a841f-2fba-4c50-a17b-6fe6af2bc609
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pubs:690312
Paper number:
11

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