Psychedelic Psychiatry by Erika Dyck
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Psychedelic Psychiatry
By Erika Dyck

Psychedelic Psychiatry

LSD from Clinic to Campus

By (author) See other recent books by Erika Dyck
Format: Hardback

Normal Price: $75.00
Your Price: $67.50 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $7.50! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $3.38 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Psychedelic Psychiatry by Erika Dyck

Book Description

LSD's short but colorful history in North America carries with it the distinct cachet of counterculture and government experimentation. The truth about this mind-altering chemical cocktail is far more complex-and less controversial-than generally believed. Psychedelic Psychiatry is the tale of medical researchers working to understand LSD's therapeutic properties just as escalating anxieties about drug abuse in modern society laid the groundwork for the end of experimentation at the edge of psychopharmacology. Historian Erika Dyck deftly recasts our understanding of LSD to show it as an experimental substance, a medical treatment, and a tool for exploring psychotic perspectives-as well as a recreational drug. She recounts the inside story of the early days of LSD research in small-town, prairie Canada, when Humphry Osmond and Abram Hoffer claimed incredible advances in treating alcoholism, understanding schizophrenia and other psychoses, and achieving empathy with their patients. In relating the drug's short, strange trip, Dyck explains how concerns about countercultural trends led to the criminalization of LSD and other so-called psychedelic drugs-concordantly opening the way for an explosion in legal prescription pharmaceuticals-and points to the recent re-emergence of sanctioned psychotropic research among psychiatric practitioners. This challenge to the prevailing wisdom behind drug regulation and addiction therapy provides a historical corrective to our perception of LSD's medical efficacy.

Buy Psychedelic Psychiatry book by Erika Dyck from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780801889943
ISBN-10: 0801889944
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 23mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publish Date: 7-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Books By Author Erika Dyck

Locating Health by Erika Dyck Locating Health, Paperback (January 2016)

The essays in this collection focus on the dynamic relationship between health and place. Historical and anthropological perspectives are presented - each discipline having a long tradition of engaging with these concepts. The resulting dialogue should produce a new layer of methodology, enhancing both fields.

» View all books by Erika Dyck


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Psychedelic Psychiatry book by Erika Dyck and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - Erika Dyck

Erika Dyck is an associate professor of history at the University of Saskatchewan.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Erika Dyck close
Locating Health by Erika Dyck
» close