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Hallucinogens (Overview)

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause false perceptions (such as sights, sounds, smells, or sensations).


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What are hallucinogens?

What are hallucinogens?

Alter Consciousness: Hallucinogens are a general group of pharmacological agents that can be divided into three broad categories: psychedelics, dissociatives, and deliriants. These classes of psychoactive drugs have in common that they can cause subjective changes in perception, thought, emotion and consciousness. Unlike other psychoactive drugs, such as stimulants and opioids, these drugs do not merely amplify familiar states of mind, but rather induce experiences that are qualitatively different from those of ordinary consciousness. These experiences are often compared to non-ordinary forms of consciousness such as trance, meditation, dreams, or insanity. L. E. Hollister's criteria for establishing that a drug is hallucinogenic are as follows:[1] in proportion to other effects, changes in thought, perception, and mood should predominate; intellectual or memory impairment should be minimal; stupor, narcosis, or excessive stimulation should not be an integral effect; autonomic nervous system side effects should be minimal; and addictive craving should be absent. ...Read more

Hallucinogens (Overview)

Hallucinogens are drugs that cause false perceptions (such as sights, sounds, smells, or sensations).


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Do hallucinogens leave permanent damage?

Do hallucinogens leave permanent damage?

They can: What hallucinogens can due is unmask the potential for other psychiatric disorders, they could trigger them and cause them to be expressed. A person with a risk for panic attacks lets say as an example. The use of a hallucinogen could cause a panic attack, then once triggered a person may experience more attacks in the future after the hallucinogen is long gone. ...Read more

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How can hallucinogens be harmful to your body?

Affect body and mind: Physical effects from some hallucinogens and result in hyperthermia, nausea, vomitting etc. They cause decrease awareness of surroundings, this can result in injury or harm. The hallucinogens most likely to cause an acute toxicity are the "designer drugs"such as extasy.Many of these drugs are so new much can still be unknown.The real danger is to the mind, "bad trips" and lasting psyche changes. ...Read more

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Did hallucinogens have any impact on you longterm?

Did hallucinogens have any impact on you longterm?

Longterm benefits &: Hallucinogens are powerful medicines. Some people have "bad trips" leading to psychosis & ptsd, but research suggests it is much more common to have lasting positive benefits including "self-realization", stronger spirituality, greater longterm happiness, compassion & patience. See http://healthland.Time.Com/2011/06/16/magic-mushrooms-can-improve-psychological-health-long-term/" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">http://healthland.Time.Com/2011/06/16/magic-mushrooms-can-improve-psychological-health-long-term/ & my comment:. ...Read more

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What are common disorders from taking hallucinogens?

Hallucinogen Disorde: Hallucinogen-induced Disorders. are: • Hallucinogen intoxication • Hallucinogen persistent perception disorder (flashbacks) • Hallucinogen intoxication delirium • Hallucinogen-induced mood disorder • Hallucinogen-induced anxiety disorder • Hallucinogen-induced Psychotic disorder with delusions • Hallucinogen-induced Psychotic disorder with hallucinations ...Read more

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What are some legal hallucinogens that people can buy?

Don't!: I'm sure this will sound like an annoying doctor telling you not to do something... But i want you to watch this video. www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh_nziufc4o. Hallucinogens can really mess up your brain, forever. Don't try them, even once. It's not worth it, and it's not fun. ...Read more

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What are the hallucinogens contained in nutmeg?

Myristicin: Nutmeg is from a plant species called myrista, of which there are many kinds. It contains hundreds of chemicals, and nobody is absolutely sure which ones in which combination causes the hallucinogenic properties, but myristicin is the leading contender. It can cause atropine-like effects similar to aminita mushrooms and belladonna, with hallucinations, seizures and cardiac problems in high doses. ...Read more

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Does hypnotherapy involve taking any hallucinogens?

No hallucinogens...: Hypnotherapy is a method used to manage and treat many conditions. It is the discipline of using suggestions to the unconscious mind to implement change in behavior or in the way the body reacts to stimuli. Anxiety, pain, insomnia, fibromyalgia, headaches, weight loss, smoking cessation, and irritable bowel syndrome are just a few conditions hypnotherapy is used for. ...Read more

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Are there any ?Legal hallucinogens or? Psychedelics?

Nope: Unless you find naturally growing peyote. Even then, it may be illegal to have. It is certainly illegal to sell. ...Read more

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Can there be any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

Depends what u mean: by 'poisonous.' Many hallucinogens are also strong anticholinerigic drugs , like aminita mushrooms and belladonna, and those can cause severe problems, especially in older people. Mescaline, peyote and psilocin are herbal derived hallucinogens which in low doses produce an hallucinogenic experience without many medical side effects, but a bad trip, with psychosis and danger 2 self/others possible ...Read more

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Do you know which hallucinogen herbs are not poisonous?

While they may..: Not be called poisons, your brain is sure likely to interpret the chemicals that way. Hallucinogens are dangerous and unpredictable in terms of your brain's reaction to a foreign substance. ...Read more

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Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, what to do?

Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, what to do?

Mostly wait it out: Hppd is when the use of a hallucinogenic drug leads to ongoing effects long after the drug was last used. There's no generally effective treatment other than waiting for it to subside, although some patients improve with benzodiazepine tranquilizers, anticonvulsants, or parkinson's meds. Good sleep, low stress, ; of course not using hallucinogens anymore may help too. ...Read more

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What to do for a hallucination not caused by a hallucinogen?

What to do for a hallucination not caused by a hallucinogen?

Hallucination: Antipsychotic medications can lower Dopamine levels & treat hallucinations. It is best to have thorough evaluation first to determine cause of the hallucinations, whether psychiatric illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenic illness, or medical such as effect of medications or delirium or metabolic causes, etc. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are any hallucinogen herbs that are not poisonous?

No: The fact that they cause hallucinations indicate that they have the potential to damage the brain. The difference between a useful drug and a poison is often a matter of dosage, and since most of these substances (peyote, psilocybin, psilocin, belladonna etc.) are in unknown amounts, you can never be certain of not having a "bad trip, " or even having permanent harmful effects on your mind. ...Read more

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Please help me! i'm terrified of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

Please help me! i'm terrified of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

HPPD: The best way to avoid hallucinogen persisting perception disorder, is to avoid hallucinogens. Treatment of the disorder is not well worked out, and at this point is mainly symptomatic. If concerned that you already have the disorder, your best bet would be consulting an addiction medicine physician -- many are also psychiatrists. http://tinyurl.com/cwbcaoq. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the occurrence of hallucinogen persisting perception disorder?

Seen with bath salts: But it is rare. Several researchers looked into the stories that became common in the 60s and 70s about people having "flashbacks" to hallucinatory experiences, and found that most of the people with that history had underlying psychotic disorders like schizophrenia. It has been reported in users of hallucinogens but is probably quite rare. If this is you, see a psychiatrist trained in addiction. ...Read more

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Why do heavenly blue morning glories act as hallucinogens? What about the other types of morning glories, do they do the same thing or just the blue?

Why do heavenly blue morning glories act as hallucinogens? What about the other types of morning glories, do they do the same thing or just the blue?

Morning glory seeds: Heavenly blue morning glories come in multiple colors: blue, purple, pink, and white. The seeds in all of them contain the hallucinogenic chemical d- lysergic acid (lsa, or ergine) -- closely related to lsd, but less potent. It's a tryptamine that causes altered perceptions, thinking & mood along with intense nausea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. They were also used in ancient aztec rituals. ...Read more

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Is alcohol a stimulant that affects judgement drug that affects judgement hallucinogen that affects judgem?

Is alcohol a stimulant that affects judgement drug that affects judgement hallucinogen that affects judgem?

It's a depressant: The first thing alcohol depresses are our frontal lobes, where our inhibitions live, so initially and in low doses alcohol "disinhibits" making people more likely to socialize, dance or whatever. However, in higher doses its effects are depressant, making people sleepy and ultimately can cause coma and death. It is neither a stimulant nor a hallucinogen in most people. ...Read more