International Journal of Advanced Psychiatric Nursing
2020, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part A
A critical analysis of lysergic acid diethylamide in the present light!
Baskaran M, Meera Saravanan, Maheswari T, Muthulakshmi S and Dr. Jayasudha A
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is a semisynthetic compound with solid psychoactive properties. Chemically related to serotonin LSD was initially hypothesized to produce a psychosis-like state.1 Afterward, LSD was accounted for to have benefits in the treatment of addictions. However, far reaching unpredictable use and reports of unfriendly impacts brought about the arrangement of LSD as an illegal medication with no acknowledged clinical use. This article audits LSD's celebrated history from its disclosure, to its utilization as an exploration instrument, trailed by it across the board relationship with the counterculture development of the 1960s, lastly to its resurrection as a medication with expected advantages in the treatment of addictions. LSD's pharmacology, phenomenology, impacts at synapse receptors, and consequences for examples of quality articulation are looked into. In view of a survey of the writing, it is reasoned that further examination into LSD's potential as a treatment for addictions is justified.