Psychological and Psychiatric Consequences of Hallucinogens

  • Richard B. Seymour
  • David E. Smith


America is now in a second cycle of hallucinogen abuse; the first centered on lysergic acid diethylamide or LSD in the 1960s and the present one involves methylenedioxymethamphetamine or MDMA and its congeners. The long-term consequences of all hallucinogens have certain similarities, resulting from the intense effect of these drugs on the brain’s cognitive centers. While all hallucinogens have some relation in action to the stimulant drugs, this relation is particularly pronounced in such drugs as MDMA and MDA that have specific stimulant components and produce a combination of hallucinogenic and stimulant effects.


MDMA User Free Clinic Psychiatric Consequence Lysergic Acid Diethylamide Psychedelic Drug 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard B. Seymour
    • 1
  • David E. Smith
    • 1
  1. 1.Haight-Ashbury Free Medical ClinicSan FranciscoUSA

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