All-Arounders - 1 Cope with environment 1 Cope with environment 2 Susceptible brain 2 Susceptible brain chemistry chemistry 3 Business/government 3

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History Huichol with peyote 60 th anniversary of discovery of LSD’s psychedelic effects
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Effects of All-Arounders Experience with the drug Basic emotional makeup of the user Any preexisting mental illnesses Surroundings in which drug is taken
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Rise in pulse rate & blood pressure due to sympathetic nervous system stimulation Overload of sensory pathways Synesthesia
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Illusions, delusions, hallucinations Illusions – mistaken perception of an external stimulus Delusion – mistaken idea that is not swayed by reason or other powerful evidence Hallucination – sensory experience that doesn’t come from external stimuli
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Historical Themes Historical Themes
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Cope with environment 1. Cope with environment 2. Susceptible brain 2. Susceptible brain chemistry chemistry 3. Business/government 3. Business/government involvement involvement 4. Refining & synthesizing 4. Refining & synthesizing 5. New methods of using 5. New methods of using • PSYCHOACTIVE DRUG: Alters normal functioning of the central nervous system • ADDICTION: compulsive use marked by preoccupation with drug, severe negative consequences, denial, relapse following withdrawal. Loss of control & total focus on drug use. • BLOOD-BRAIN BARRIER: walls of the capillaries form a protective shield around the nerve cells of CNS & guard against toxins, etc can be penetrated by psychoactive drugs...
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This note was uploaded on 10/21/2011 for the course PUBLIC HEA 321 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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All-Arounders - 1 Cope with environment 1 Cope with environment 2 Susceptible brain 2 Susceptible brain chemistry chemistry 3 Business/government 3

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