Hallucinogen Persisting Perception
Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) is a chronic disorder in which a person has non-psychotic flashbacks of visual hallucinations or distortions experienced during a previous hallucinogenic drug experience, usually lacking the same feelings of mental intoxication experienced before.
Wiki Number: W092
Diagnosis: Hallucinogen-Persisting Perception Disorder
Symptoms: non-psychotic flashbacks of visual hallucinations from previous drug expereinces; often visual snow as distracting lights
Causes: prior use of hallucenogenic drugs, mescaline, MDMA (ecstasy)
Medications: cannabis worsens the effects; sedatives, sobriety from all psychoactive substances appears best
Therapies: talk therapy may help. 1 in 500,000 users may have chronic occurrences.
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- Psychedelics: Alternative and Potential Therapeutic Options for Treating Mood and Anxiety Disordersby Henry Lowe on April 23, 2022
The word "psychedelic" (psyche (i.e., the mind or soul) and delos (i.e., to show)) has Greek origin and was first coined by psychiatrist Humphry Osmond in 1956, who had been conducting research on lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) at the time. Psychedelic drugs such as N,N-DMT/DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine), 5-MeO-DMT (5-methoxy-N,N-dimethyltryptamine), LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and psilocybin have had significant value as an entheogen in spiritual,...
- Hallucinogen persisting perceptual disorder: a scoping review covering frequency, risk factors, prevention, and treatmentby Marcus A Doyle on April 15, 2022
INTRODUCTION: Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder (HPPD) affects a subset of persons who use hallucinogens and is defined as the repeated experience of hallucinations and other perceptual disturbances as a result of prior intoxications. As select hallucinogens are under development for the treatment of selectmental disorders, there is a need to better characterize this disorder.
- Pathological Delta Oscillations in Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder: A Case Reportby David Haslacher on April 11, 2022
CONCLUSION: Pathological delta activity over occipital brain regions may play an important role in the development and perpetuation of HPPD and can be attenuated by non-invasive brain stimulation.
- Using Psychedelics in clinical practice: Comparing therapeutic use and potential harmsby Rabeet Tariq on March 23, 2022
Psychedelics might be the oldest psychoactive agents known used for inducing religious or mystical experiences. Their strong psychoactive effect was discovered accidentally in 1943 after the synthesis of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) in 1937. These drugs became a mainstream area of research following the synthesis of LSD, however, several political and social factors led to their ban in 1966, after which research on psychedelics was limited. These drugs became a major topic of scientific and...