Mental Health and Ayahuasca

General Mental health and Ayahuasca

The following scientific, medical and general research links relate to Ayahuasca usage with a large variety of mental health issues, such as sleep disorders, ADHD, Obsessive compulsive behaviour as well as Neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s. There is also a large selection of medical papers that discuss what happens in the brain when Ayahuasca is ingested.
The Power To Heal. April 26th, 2010 by fernando. 
Visionary Vine. Hallucinogenic Healing in the Peruvian Amazon.
The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca – A Review of Past and Current Research. Dennis J McKenna, PhD — Heffter Research Institute. J C Callaway, PhD — Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, University of Kuopio, Finland. Charles S Grob MD –Heffter Research Institute, Department of Psychiatry, Harbor/UCLA Medical Center. 
Use of South American plants for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders. Eliana Rodrigues1 and E. A. Carlini2.
Altered States of Consciousness and Psychological After-Effects Induced by the First Time Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in an Urban Context in Brazil. Paulo Cesar et al.
Can psychedelic drugs play a role in palliative care?
Plants and the Central Nervous System. E.A. Carlini. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 2003.
Effects of the South American psychoactive beverage Ayahuasca on regional brain electrical activity in humans.  Jordi Riba, et al.
Ayahuasca Healing Journey – Into the Amazon. By: John Gamble.
Ayahuasca Healing Journey – Into the Amazon – Part II. By: John Gamble. This is Part 2 continuing John Gamble’s Ayahuasca Healing Journey – Into the Amazon. 
A modern-day shamanistic healer in the Peruvian Amazon: pharmacopoeia and trance.  Dobkin de Rios M.  J Psychoactive Drugs. 1989 Jan-Mar;21(1):91-9.
Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca: a plant hallucinogen used in ritual context in Brazil. Grob CS, McKenna DJ, Callaway JC, Brito GS, Oberlaender G, Saide OL, Labigalini E, Tacla C, Miranda CT, Strassman RJ, Boone KB. Feb 1996;184(2):86-94. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders.
New Studies of Psychedelics Sunday, Dec 30th, 2007 Research Studies, Sacred Plants. 
Effects of ayahuasca on sensory and sensorimotor gating in humans. by J Riba - 2002. Ayahuasca Research - MAPS. HUMAN PHARMACOLOGY OF AYAHUASCA. Therapeutic Potential of Ayahuasca: how it works, an overview of. 10. The Scientific Investigation of Ayahuasca: A Review of Past by DJ McKenna - 1998. 
AYAHUASCA VERSUS VIOLENCE – A CASE REPORT EDE FRECSKA National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary.
J Psychoactive Drugs. 2009 Sep;41(3):205-12. A six-month prospective evaluation of personality traits, psychiatric symptoms and quality of life in ayahuasca-naïve subjects. Barbosa PC, Cazorla IM, Giglio JS, Strassman R. Departamento de Filosofia e Ciências Humanas, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz (UESC), Ilhéus, Bahia, Brazil. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Ayahuasca in Adolescence: A Preliminary Psychiatric Assessment. Dartiu Xavier Da Silveira, M.D., Ph.D.; Charles S. Grob, M.D.; Marlene Dobkin de Rios, Ph.D.; Enrique Lopez, Psy.D.; Luisa K. Alonso, Ph.D.; et al. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs 129 Volume 37 (2), June 2005.
Increased frontal and paralimbic activation following ayahuasca, the pan-amazonian inebriant. Jordi Riba . Sergio Romero . Eva Grasa . Esther Mena . Ignasi Carrió . Manel J. Barbanoj. Psychopharmacology (2006) 186: 93–98.
Platelet serotonin uptake sites increased in drinkers of ayahuasca. James C Callaway 1,2., Mauno M Airaksinen l, Dennis J McKenna 3, Glacus S Brito 4, Charles S Grob 5. Psychopharmacology (1994) 116:385-387. 
J Ethnopharmacol. 2010 Apr 21;128(3):662-71. Epub 2010 Feb 26. Composition, standardization and chemical profiling of Banisteriopsis caapi, a plant for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders relevant to Parkinson's disease. Wang YH, Samoylenko V, Tekwani BL, Khan IA, Miller LS, Chaurasiya ND, Rahman MM, Tripathi LM, Khan SI, Joshi VC, Wigger FT, Muhammad I. National Center for Natural Products Research, Research Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Pharmacy, University of Mississippi, University, MS 38677, USA.
Psychointegrators: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Therapeutic Effects of n Hallucinogens Michael Winkelman Complementary Health Practice Review 2001; 6; 219. 
Neips Site Publishes Phd Thesis on Ayahuasca therapy. 
Religion and Psychoactive Sacraments An Entheogen Chrestomathy. Thomas B. Roberts, Ph.D. and Paula Jo Hruby, Ed.D. Heffter Review of Psychedelic Research. (1998). Vol. 1. Santa Fe NM: The Heffter Research Institute.
Psychedelic Healing? ( Preview ). Hallucinogenic drugs, which blew minds in the 1960s, soon may be used to treat mental ailments By David Jay Brown .

Update from the UK and an Interview with Pioneering Psychedelic Psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Sandison. Ben Sessa, Ph.D. MAPS Volume xviii Number 3 Winter 2008~09.

Can psychedelics have a role in psychiatry once again? Ben Sessa. British J Psychiatry 2005.

Sage Journals Online. References to Ayahuasca.

Emotional processing - Psychotherapy and altered states of consciousness: Principles, therapeutic possibilities and challenges. Marianne Kaspersen and Halvard Hårklau. 2008.

Hallucinogenic Drugs and Plants in Psychotherapy and ShamanismRalph Metzner, Ph.D. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs Volume 30 (4), October - December 1998.

Pharmacology of Ayahuasca.

Psychological Aspects of the Yage Experience in an Experimental Setting. Claudio Naranjo.
A Brief Psychological Exploration of Amazonian Shamanism

Human hallucinogen research: guidelines for safety. Johns Hopkins University. WA Richards, RR Griffiths. Journal of Psychopharmacology 2008.

MAOI Contraindications. Alfred Savinelli, John H. Halpern, MD. MAPS Volume 6 Number 1 Autumn 1995 p. 58.
Sociopsychotherapeutic Functions of Ayahuasca Healing in Amazonia by Walter Andritzky PhD

Images of Healing: Spontaneous Mental Imagery and Healing Process of the Barquinha, A Brazilian Ayahuasca Religious System. Marcelo Mercante. A Dissertation. 2006.

Religions of the Twice-Born: Northwest Amazonian Ayahuasca Shamanism and Near-Death Experience. Marcus Lumby. MAPS Volume 8 Number 3 Autumn 1998 pp. 16-17.

‘The Realm of Visions’ Towards an Evaluation of the Role of Near-Death Experience in Ayahuasca Psychotherapies. University of Cambridge. Peruvian Northwest Amazonia Fieldwork Report 1. Marcus C.Y. Lumby. 1998.

‘The Realm of Visions’: Towards an Evaluation of the Role of Near-Death Experience in Ayahuasca Psychotherapies. University of Cambridge. Peruvian Northwest Amazonia. Fieldwork Report 2. Marcus C.Y. Lumby. 1998.

EEG Correlates of the Ayahuasca Shamanic Journey Experience. Frank Echenhofer, PhD. California Institute of Integral Studies.

Ayahuasca Shamanic Visions: Integrating EEG Research, Psychotherapy, and Mystical Perspectives. Frank Echenhofer, Ph.D.

A six-month prospective evaluation of personality traits, psychiatric symptoms and quality of life in ayahuasca-naïve subjects. Barbosa, Cazorla, Giglio, Strassman. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2009 Sep;41(3):205-12.

Ayahuasca: New Brain New World.

Ayahuasca: Altered States of Consciousness.

Altered States of Consciousness and Short-Term Psychological After Effects Induced by the First Time Ritual Use of Ayahuasca in an Urban

Context in Brazil. Barbosa, Giglio and Dalgafarrondo. J of Psychoactive Drugs Volume 37 June 2005.

Ayahuasca: Evolving and Rewiring Your Brain and Ayahuasca: Uniting Both Sides of Brain and Our Visionary Abilities.

EEG Changes with Ayahuasca.

Psychedelic, Psychoactive and Addictive Drugs and States of Consciousness. Ralph Metzner, Ph.D. California Institute of Integral Studies.
Effects of the South American Psychoactive Beverage Ayahuasca on Regional Brain Electrical Activity in Humans. Riba, Andererb, Janea, Saletub, Barbanoja. Pharmacopsychiatry.

Effects os a Psychedelic Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the EEG Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual. Erik Hoffmann.

Shamanism as Neurotheology and Evolutionary Psychology. Michael Winkelman. Arizona State University.

The Healing Potential of Non-Ordinary States of Consciousness. Walter Mead interviewing Stan Grof.

Hallucinogenic Music: An Analysis of the Role of Whistling in Peruvian Ayahuasca Healing Sessions. Fred Katz and Marlene Dobkin de Rios.

Some Relationships between Music and Hallucinogenic Ritual: The "Jungle Gym" in Consciousness. Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Fred Katz.

EEG Gamma Coherence and Other Correlates of Subjective Reports During Ayahuasca Experiences. Stuckey, Lawson, Luna. J of Psychoactive Drugs. June 2005.

Plants indicated by Brazilian Indians to Central Nervous System disturbances: A bibliographical approach. Rodrigues, Mendes, Negri. 2006.

EEG Correlates of the Ayahuasca Shamanic Journey Experience. Frank Echenhofer. California Institute of Integral Studies.

Exploring Personality, Phenomenological, and EEG Correlates of the Ayahuasca Journey Experience to Facilitate an Individual's Spiritual Development. Echenhofer, Wynia, Luna, Gunkelman & Whitehouse. 2004.

Neurofeedback, Growth, and Habit. Stoller. 2010.