Accession Number:

AD0686793

Title:

QUANTIFIED LSD EFFECTS ON EGO STRENGTH,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINNESOTA UNIV MINNEAPOLIS DEPT OF PHARMACOLOGY

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

It was found, in support of the postulated nature of hallucination as an inadequate integration of new with stored information resulting in aberrant perception, that subclinical doses of LSD bring out a latent or accentuate an existing difficulty in resolving the perceptual conflict experimentally induced in psychotics as distinguished from in neurotics and normals, but add little if this conflict is so great that active hallucination already exists at the time of LSD administration. It is felt that this kind of drug evaluation of cerebral integration can help identify and measure abnormality characteristic of the forms of mental disturbance in which a dissociative process is a fundamental feature. Contingent on further substantiation, the proposed LSD index holds promise of supplying the clinical yardstick to help in diagnosis and in following the course of mental illness and the efficacy of therapy. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Pharmacology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE