Mental Health and Ayahuasca

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Mental Health and Ayauasca

Scientific Articles

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

Hallucinogenic Drugs and Plants in Psychotherapy and Shamanism
Ralph Metzner, Ph.D., Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (1998)

Use of South American plants for the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders
Eliana Rodrigues and E. A. Carlini

A six-month prospective evaluation of personality traits, psychiatric symptoms and quality of life in ayahuasca-naïve subjects
Barbosa PC, Cazorla IM, Giglio JSStrassman R.
Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (2009, September – 41(3):205-12) 

Human Psychopharmacology of Hoasca: a plant hallucinogen used in ritual context in Brazil
Grob CS, McKenna DJ, Callaway JCBrito GSOberlaender G, Saide OLLabigalini E, Tacla C, Miranda CT, Strassman RJ, Boone KB.
Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders (Feb 1996;184(2):86-94)

Increased frontal and paralimbic activation following ayahuasca, the pan-amazonian inebriant
Jordi Riba, Sergio Romero, Eva Grasa,  Esther Mena, Ignasi Carrió, and Manel J. Barbanoj
Psychopharmacology (2006)

Effects os a Psychedelic Tropical Tea, Ayahuasca, on the EEG Activity of the Human Brain During a Shamanistic Ritual
Erik Hoffmann, Jan M. Keppel Hesselink and Yatra-W.M. da Silveira Barbosa (MAPS)

The natural hallucinogen 5-MeO-DMT, component of Ayahusaca, disrupts cortical function in rats:  reversal by antipsychotic drugs
Maurizio S. Riga, Guadalupe Soria, Raul Tudela, Francesc Artigas, Pau Celada
Int’l Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology (2014)

Plants and the Central Nervous System
E.A. Carlini, Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior (2003)

A Modern-day Shamanistic Healer in the Peruvian Amazon: Pharmacopoeia and Trance
Dobkin de Rios M.  Journal of Psychoactive Drugs (1989 Abstract)

Ayahuasca Versus Violence
A case report by Ede Frecska, National Institute of Psychiatry and Neurology, Budapest, Hungary

Effects of ayahuasca on sensory and sensorimotor gating in humans
Jordi Riba, Antoni Rodriguez-Fornells, Manel J. Barbanoj, Psychopharmacology (2002)

Psychointegrators: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on the Therapeutic Effects of Hallucinogens
Michael Winkelman, Complementary Health Practice Review (2001; 6; 219)

Shamanism as Neurotheology and Evolutionary Psychology
Michael Winkelman, American Behavioral Scientist (2002)

The Psychology of Ayahuasca
Charles S. Grob, M.D., excerpt from “Sacred Vine of Spirits:  Ayahuasca”

Ayahuasca Healing Journey – Into the Amazon
John Gamble (2009 Documentary)

Ayahuasca Healing Journey – Into the Amazon – Part 2
John Gamble (2009 Documentary, Part 2)

New Studies of Psychedelics
Steve Beyer, Singing to the Plants Blog (2007)

Some Relationships between Music and Hallucinogenic Ritual: The “Jungle Gym” in Consciousness
Marlene Dobkin de Rios and Fred Katz, Ethos (1975);jsessionid=50A76000231EFE176A6AF4197943A16F.f03t01?v=1&t=ic7yber4&s=0f17511c0eeecb70661b2e9a7ec2b0d33a25fe3d

Update from the UK and an Interview with Pioneering Psychedelic Psychiatrist Dr. Ronald Sandison
Ben Sessa, Ph.D. (MAPS 2008-09)

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

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