ANALYSIS OF THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF LSD: Essay

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ANALYSIS OF THE BENEFITS AND DANGERS OF LSD Abstract A thorough analysis of the hallucinogenic drug lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD-25) and its effect on humans are given. The various uses of the drug are also examined through­out several decades, beginning with its first synthesis in 1938 as well as first use by humans five years later to its current usage today by young adolescents. Various myths have also surrounded the capacity of the drug. For example early users believed that it could alter your personality and way of think­ing or pave the way toward spiritual enlightenment, while in later decades, anti-drug campaigns led people to believe that the drug could cause insanity or genetic damage. The reali­ties associated with the drug are that it can be used for psy­choanalysis and other studies of the mind. Yet there is always the possibility the user may undergo panic attacks and hyste­ria from the inability to cope with the intense cortical over­load. In the end it seems that our understanding of the proper­ties of LSD are still very limited and it would be hard to pro­claim judgment over whether or not the drug would be more harmful or beneficial in our current applications of it in sci­entific research. Drug use has been...
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