LSD Induced Schizophrenia

Published on Jun 16, 2012 by

National Archives – Schizophrenic Model Psychosis Induced by Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD) – National Security Council. Central Intelligence Agency. (09/18/1947 – 12/04/1981). – This film provides footage of University of California medical tests with LSD. ARC 1662201 / LI 263.1153. Producer: National Archives. Creative Commons license: CC0 1.0 Universal

Chemist Albert Hofmann, working at the Sandoz Corporation pharmaceutical laboratory in Switzerland, first synthesized LSD in 1938. He was conducting research on possible medical applications of various lysergic acid compounds derived from ergot, a fungus that develops on rye grass. Searching for compounds with therapeutic value, Hofmann created more than two dozen ergot-derived synthetic molecules.

LSD is sold on the street in tablets, capsules, and occasionally in liquid form. It is an odorless and colorless substance with a slightly bitter taste that is usually ingested orally. It is often added to absorbent paper, such as blotter paper, and divided into small decorated squares, with each square representing one dose.

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