Saturday, September 03, 2005

Weyburn SK On LSD

LSD Finds New Respectability

It was the drug of choice on university campuses, the drug that spawned psychedelic culture as well as countless jail sentences and fines, but LSD actually has respectable roots—roots that a McMaster University researcher is uncovering.

"Far from being fringe medical research, trials of LSD were once a legitimate branch of psychiatric research," explains Erika Dyck, a doctoral researcher in the Department of History at McMaster. "LSD produced a "model psychosis," meaning people who took the drug exhibited symptoms of illnesses such as schizophrenia. Doctors used this as a new method for studying mental illness."

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Dyck discovered another interesting fact while researching LSD: The term "psychedelic", it turns out, was a Canadian invention – coined in Weyburn, Sask. in the 1950s. More @ McMaster U

Read the report here.

1 Comments:

Blogger Thomas said...

I remember they used to use LSD to treat alcoholism at the Mental hospital in North Battleford, SK.

11:31 PM  

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