By Ciaran Regan
Ciaran Regan seems at each one category of substances, describing the old evolution in their use, explaining how they paintings in the brain's neurophysiology, and outlining the elemental pharmacology of these elements. From a attention of the impression of stimulants, reminiscent of caffeine and nicotine, and the explanations and outcomes in their surprising recognition within the 17th century, the ebook strikes to a dialogue of extra glossy stimulants, resembling cocaine and ecstasy. furthermore, Regan explains how we technique reminiscence, the character of notion issues, and cures for treating melancholy and schizophrenia. Regan then considers psychedelic medicines and their perceived mystical homes and strains the background of placebos to old civilizations. eventually, Intoxicating Minds considers the actual effects of our co-evolution with drugshow they've got altered our very beingand bargains a glimpse of the courageous new international of drug therapies.
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