Psychopharmacology. An historical perspective

Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1984 Sep;7(3):411-33.

Abstract

This article explores the field of psychopharmacology from an historical perspective. Part 1 traces the uses throughout history of psychoactive substances that are widely abused by modern society. Part 2 examines the development in the 1950s and 1960s of drugs and other physical methods that have revolutionized the treatment of the mentally ill.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Basidiomycota
  • Ceremonial Behavior
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Indians, North American
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
  • Mental Disorders / history
  • Mescaline
  • Mexico
  • Narcotics
  • Phencyclidine
  • Psychopharmacology / history*
  • Religion and Medicine
  • Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis
  • Substance-Related Disorders / history
  • United States

Substances

  • Hallucinogens
  • Illicit Drugs
  • Narcotics
  • Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
  • Cocaine
  • Phencyclidine
  • Mescaline