Psychedelic Drug Treatments

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Psychedelic Drug Treatments: Assisting the Therapeutic Process


by Dr. Ben Sessa and Eileen Worthley

 

From the Publisher:

Psychedelic Drug Treatments: Assisting the Therapeutic Process provides information about current and quite viable investigation into reviving and progressing with neurological research that began in the middle of the 20th century and was brought to a halt when certain drugs were banned in the 1970s. Using a question/answer format, the book will introduce you to the way in which the chemical compounds known as psychedelics affect the brain, provide you with the definitions of key terms particular to the neurological and psychological vocabulary, describe the specific disorders that can realistically be helped or relieved through treatment with psychedelics, and offer information with regard to current research being conducted in the field. This text will discuss the history of the earlier research efforts and will examine the likelihood of a resurgence of interest in the successful development of methods and practices of clinical therapy assisted by psychedelic drugs. The purpose of this volume is to promote an understanding of the use of psychedelics as tools to assist therapy and to challenge the 40-year-old prejudices against research into the possible benefits of these drugs.

 

About the Author:

Ben Sessa is a NHS Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist working in Taunton, Somerset (UK) with children and young people with a wide range of severe mental disorders. He trained in medicine at University College London and is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists. Eileen Worthley (Boston, MA) is a publishing professional who has worked as an editor of texts and journals in the health sciences.

Details:

Paperback: 211 pages
Publisher: Mercury Learning and Information (February 29, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1908995001
Product Dimensions: 6 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

 

 

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