Autor: Rick Strassman
Discover the transformative power of psychedelics with this ultimate guide packed with information on popular psychoactive drugs like psilocybin, ketamine, MDMA, DMT and LSD-plus practical tips for microdosing and trip sitting-from bestselling author Dr. Rick Strassman. Entering the world of psychedelics can be daunting, and many aren’t sure where to start. Research continues to expand and legalization looms on the horizon for psychedelics like psilocybin. The Psychedelic Handbook is a complete manual that explains the basics of psychedelics in a way that is accessible for the novice user-or even just the psychedelic-curious. Inside you’ll find: Information on the science and history of psychedelics
- Basic information on popular psychedelics like psilocybin, LSD, and peyote
- The difference between psychedelics and other popular drugs like MDMA and ketamine
- The healing potential of psychedelic medicine for depression, PTSD, and anxiety
Experienced clinical psychiatrist and bestselling author of DMT: The Spirit Molecule, Dr. Rick Strassman offers his expert advice for safely and effectively reaping the benefits of psychedelic medicine.
A native of Los Angeles, Rick Strassman obtained his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Stanford University and his medical degree from Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. He trained in general psychiatry at the UC Davis Medical Center and took a clinical psychopharmacology research fellowship at UC San Diego. At the University of New Mexico School of Medicine, his clinical research team discovered the first known function of melatonin in humans. Between 1990-95 he performed the first new US clinical research with psychedelic drugs in a generation.
From 1995-2008, Strassman practiced general psychiatry in community mental health and the private sector. He has authored or coauthored nearly 50 peer-reviewed papers, has served as guest editor and reviewer for numerous scientific journals, and consulted to various government, nonprofit, and for-profit entities. His book DMT: The Spirit Molecule (2001) has been translated into 14 languages and is the basis of a successful independent documentary of the same name. Strassman coauthored Inner Paths to Outer Space, and is the author of the novel Joseph Levy Escapes Death. He is currently clinical associate professor of psychiatry at the UNM School of Medicine and lives in Gallup, New Mexico.