Attenuation of anticipation: A therapeutic use of lysergic acid diethylamide

Summary and Conclusions

Theoretical reasons for the use of LSD as an analgesic agent are elaborated. In a series of 128 patients the analgesic action of LSD is further confirmed, and the undesirable pharmacologic effects are discussed. The relative safety of the drug for that use is demonstrated, and further study is recommended.

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From the Chicago Medical School, this paper reports a study which was supported in part by the United States Public Health Service (Grant M.H. 3180-01).

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Kast, E. Attenuation of anticipation: A therapeutic use of lysergic acid diethylamide. Psych Quar 41, 646–657 (1967).

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  • Pharmacologic Effect
  • Analgesic Action
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  • Analgesic Agent