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Lysergic Acid Diethylamide: LSD. Mariana Abou-Rizk 2 nd period Ms. Bailey. Major Category. Hallucinogen a group of drugs that changes the way a person sees, hears, and feels things around him/her. History of LSD.

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mariana abou rizk 2 nd period ms bailey

Lysergic Acid Diethylamide:

LSD

Mariana Abou-Rizk

2nd period

Ms. Bailey

major category
Major Category
  • Hallucinogen
    • a group of drugs that changes the way a person sees, hears, and feels things around him/her
history of lsd
History of LSD
  • 1949- doctors at Boston Psychopathic Hospital (now MA Mental Health Center) learned about and obtained LSD to experiment with it
  • LSD showed potential in treatment of psychological disorders such as schizophrenia

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history of lsd1
History of LSD
  • 1951- CIA wanted to investigate LSD
  • They thought it could possibly be used as a truth serum
  • They tested LSD on soldiers and students
  • Experiment went awry when a test subject jumped out a window and fell to his death

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history of lsd2
History of LSD
  • Was used as a recreational drug in the 1960’s as part of the hippie culture
  • Banned in United States in 1967
  • Ken Kesey used his experiences and observations of taking LSD in his novel One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest

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street names for lsd
Street Names for LSD
  • Acid
  • Blotters
  • Cheer
  • Dots
  • Drop
  • Lucy (as in “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds”)
  • Paper mushrooms
  • Rainbows
  • Smilies
  • Stars
short term effects
Short-Term Effects
  • Mood swings/ rapid emotional changes
  • Delusions and hallucinations
  • Panic
  • Impaired judgment and reasoning
  • Anxiety
long term effects
Long-Term Effects
  • Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder
  • psychosis, a disorder characterized by the inability to tell fiction from reality
  • Persistent flashbacks of trips
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
diseases that occur from lsd
Diseases that Occur from LSD
  • Schizophrenia
  • Depression
  • Psychosis
  • Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder
physiological effects of lsd
Physiological Effects of LSD
  • Can cause miscarriage
  • Lysergic acid diethylamide blocks the serotonin receptors in the brain
  • Serotonin regulates mood, appetite, sensory perception, and other nervous system functions
  • When the serotonin receptors are blocked, nerves in brain get confused and send out false signals
  • The false signals result in trips

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tripping
Tripping

--A trip is a hallucination

  • Senses are distorted
  • Sounds become louder
  • Colors seem more vivid
  • Most common effect of hallucinogens

--Some lead to overwhelming panic and anxiety; known as bad trips

--A trip can last twelve or more hours, depending on the drug

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tripping1
Tripping

Physical signs of tripping:

  • Dilated pupils
  • Increased body temp, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Dry mouth
  • Shivering, shaking, and sweating
  • Numbness
  • Lack of coordination
  • Abnormal breathing
psycho log ical eff ect s
PsychologicalEffects
  • Causes trips
  • Mental instability
  • Anxiety
  • hallucinations
should lsd be legalized
Should LSD be legalized?
  • No
  • Since it is a hallucinogen, it can make a person see/hear things that do not exist
  • Has unpredictable effects, except it is evident that the effects are unpleasant

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bibliography info
Bibliography: info
  • Bigelow, Barbara C., and Kathleen J. Edgar. U•X•L Encyclopedia of Drugs & Addictive Substances. Detroit: U•X•L, 2006. Print.
  • Drew-Edwards, Suzanna. LSD and other hallucinogens. Chicago, IL: Heinemann Library, 2006. Print.
  • "LSD." The Partnership at Drugfree.org: Support, Tools, Resources & Answers. The Partnership at Drugfree.org. Web. 24 Mar. 2011.
  • Quigley, Ann. "Lysergic Acid Diethylamide." Healthline. Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2002. Web. 21 Mar. 2011.
bibliography images
Bibliography: images
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  • Bubley, Esther. Lady with schizophrenia. Digital image. Tumblr. Ladies' Home Journal, 05 Feb. 2010. Web. 4 Apr. 2011. (5)1
  • Chris. Elvis on blotters. Digital image. Cynical-C Blog: September 2004 Archives. Cynical-C Blog, n.d. Web. 04 Apr. 2011.
  • Coffey, James R. Hippies. Digital image. Factoidz. Factoidz.com, 15 Jan. 2011. Web. 24 Mar. 2011. (2)
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