Tag Info

New answers tagged

5

Most of the 'true' hallucinogens are classified as 5HT2A agonists. 5HT2A is a postsynaptic serotonin receptor. Serotonin-specific reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) on the other hand act by increasing serotonin (5HT) levels in the brain, which in turn activates presynaptic 5HT1A receptors. Due to a continuous stimulation of these 5HT1A receptors they become ...


-2

There are myriad plants (amongst other sources) containing psychoactive chemicals, many of which produce a vast array of other affects of which hallucinations are merely one. A source that by mere virtue of being a hallucinogen does not necessarily mean it will alleviate depression in either the long or the long term. Relatively little is known about the ...


1

The current understanding, I believe, is that symptomatic psychiatric disorders may or may not be lifelong according to many factors, but that the susceptibility to them probably is lifelong. Some examples. . . Substance-induced psychosis (which is pretty much what it sounds like) is often though not always temporary. Certain types and locations of brain ...



Top 50 recent answers are included