Plants - Drugs Mind - Spirit Freedom - Law Arts - Culture Library  
Erowid References Database
Day J. 
“The role and reaction of the psychiatrist in LSD therapy”. 
J. Nerv. & Ment. Dis.. 1957;125:437.
Observations based on therapy with two borderline neurotics, each of whom was given 50 mcg LSD [orally] once a week prior to a therapy session, showed that when a patient is given LSD, the psychotherapeutic relationship is altered. The LSD experience produces solicitude, anxiety and helplessness in the therapist, and may increase the feeling of distance between the therapist and the patient. LSD is given in the hope of establishing a better therapeutic relationship and of undermining defenses which prevent the development of such a relationship. Unless great care is taken, the secondary effect of giving LSD may defeat the purpose for which the drug was given.
Comments and Responses to this Article
Submit Comment
[ Cite HTML ]