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What are effects of 'tripping' on lsd 40 years later? Has anyone looked?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Flashbacks

Flashbacks have been described after use of lsd years later I am not aware of any studies looking at the effect of lsd that long after having used it.

In brief: Flashbacks

Flashbacks have been described after use of lsd years later I am not aware of any studies looking at the effect of lsd that long after having used it.
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
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Dr. Randy Baker
Holistic Medicine

In brief: Better mental health

I don't believe studies have followed people for as long as 40 years but studies have generally found that the vast majority of those who used lsd many years ago ascribe a variety of long-term mental health benefits to their experiences- greater self-awareness, happiness, inner peace etc.
Of course, some have had negative experiences as well. See http://www.Ukcia.Org/research/cunion/cu52.Htm.

In brief: Better mental health

I don't believe studies have followed people for as long as 40 years but studies have generally found that the vast majority of those who used lsd many years ago ascribe a variety of long-term mental health benefits to their experiences- greater self-awareness, happiness, inner peace etc.
Of course, some have had negative experiences as well. See http://www.Ukcia.Org/research/cunion/cu52.Htm.
Dr. Randy Baker
Dr. Randy Baker
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
How do you know the "vast majority" of people ascribe mental health benefits, if you also say that studies have not followed them? http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12609692
Dr. Randy Baker
I said that studies have not followed people for 40 years but the studies that assessed people several years after LSD use found the vast majority reported it had been beneficial to their mental health, so I am extrapolating. It seems unlikely that someone who felt that their use of LSD 10 years ago had been beneficial would change their minds about it 30 years later...
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry

In brief: LSD tripping

"hallucinogen persisting perception disorder" has been reported for decades, and is rare.
About 20 studies have been done, but we still know little about this condition which can be very limiting to people. There are some case reports of attempts to use antipsychotics & other medications to treat it. It's hard to find enough people to study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12609692.

In brief: LSD tripping

"hallucinogen persisting perception disorder" has been reported for decades, and is rare.
About 20 studies have been done, but we still know little about this condition which can be very limiting to people. There are some case reports of attempts to use antipsychotics & other medications to treat it. It's hard to find enough people to study. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12609692.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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