One of the most popular myths of hypnotism is that it can help people.
Patients are hypnotized and age-regressed to remember events from the past.
They should go back to the source of their problems.
A documentary showed a group therapy session in which some practitioners of past-life regression therapy claim that neck and woman were age-regressed through childhood, to the womb, and even shoulder pains may be signs of having been executed by hanging or tually.
A woman is pro by a guillotine.
The woman may have believed in the reality of her experience, but hypnotized participants know about a given time period.
She didn't check against known facts when she was certain that it wasn't memory based, such as whether the country was at have a brain yet, because she wasn't even a fertilized egg at this point.
The expected patterns aren't shown by age-regressed adults.
We can explain the accuracy by looking at many development indicators.
When a child is "educated guesses" and has knowledge of history.
Even though the des exact mental replicas of childhood experiences are present, age-regressed experiences aren't the same as Julius Caesar, emperor of Rome in 50 BC.
Past-life regression therapy came to power because Julius Caesar died decades before the first Roman emperor problems to previous lives.
Give some examples of the circumstances in which you encountered one of the myths of hypnotism, either in a movie, TV, book, or from someone you know.
Many cultures have discovered that certain plants can change consciousness.
Knowledge of the mind-bending qualities of ferment fruits and grains, the juice of the poppy, boiled coffee beans and tea leaves, the burning of tobacco or marijuana leaf, certain molds that grow on crops, and the granulated extract of the coca leaf has been handed down to us from ancient Some drugs are used to treat illnesses similar to those found naturally in physical and mental illness, but others are only used for recreational purposes.
The psychological and physical effects of a drug can be different depending on the drug and dosage.
The effects of drugs depend on more than chemical ties.
The highs and lows of drug use are accounted for by beliefs and expectations about the effects of drugs in settings where people take them.
Drugs can change the way we think, feel, or act.
It's easy to forget that alcohol and nicotine are legal drugs.
The misuse of both legal and illegal drugs is a serious societal problem.
Substance use disorder is a new category in the fifth edition of the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic manual.
The new diagnosis combines the previous diagnostic categories of substance abuse, which include recurrent problems with substances in the home, work, school, or with the law, and substance dependence, which includes symptoms of tolerance and withdrawal.
The new scheme considers the full range of alcohol-related problems and emphasizes the severity of these problems, rather than a sharp distinction between the former categories of substance abuse and dependence.
If users are required to develop tolerance, they may not get the same reaction from a drug after using it more than once.
Increasing the amount of drugs people consume is associated with tolerance.
Alcohol withdrawal symptoms can range from insomnia and unpleasant effects of reducing or mild anxiety to more severe symptoms such as seizures, confusion, and bizarre visual hallucinations.
People start using drugs when they are motivated by intense become available, when their family or peers approve of them, and when they don't Antici cravings can lead to serious consequences from their use.
Drug use begins in early adolescence, peaks in early adulthood and declines thereafter.
Pressures to be employed and establish a family counteract earlier pressures and attitudes associated with drug use.
The causes of alcohol use disorders will be the focus of the sections to come.
Muslims and Mormons have low rates of alcoholism because they are strictly forbidden from drinking.
In Egypt, the annual rate of alcohol dependence is 0.2 percent, whereas in France and Italy, the rates are much higher.
The annual rate in Poland is over 11 percent.
These differences may be due to genetic influences, and the cultural attitudes themselves may re rule out Rival Hypotheses.
To explain these facts, popular and scientific psychologists have long wondered if certain people have an "addictive personality" that causes them to abuse alcohol and other drugs.
There's no single addictive personality profile according to research.
Researchers have found that certain personality traits can lead to alcohol and drug abuse.
The tendency to seek high levels of novel and stimulating sensory experiences has been tied to substance abuse.
Substance misuse may result in some of these traits.
Correlation and Causation are both related to genetics and risk of alcoholism.
Expectancies and learning.
According to the tension reduction hypothesis, people consume alcohol and drugs to relieve anxiety.
Drug use is increased by self-medication.
Drug-seeking behavior and continued use can be stimulated by inter symptoms.
Alcoholism tends to run in families.
This doesn't tell us if this is the result of genes or a shared environment.
Twin and adoption studies show that genetic factors play a key role in the vulnerability to alcoholism.
No one knows for sure, but researchers have un person shows a pronounced flushing response covered a genetic link between people's response to alcohol and their risk of having a drink.
The research literature shows that alcoholism is developing.
A strong negative reac he likely to be at increased or decreased risk of alcohol use decreases the risk of alcoholism, whereas a weak response for alcohol problems in later life compared with increases this risk.
40 percent of people of Asian descent are at low risk for alcoholism and drink less alcohol than other ethnic groups.
Alcohol and sedative-hypnotics depress the effects of the central nervous system.
Stimulating drugs, like nicotine and cocaine, have a calming effect on our central nervous systems.
Humans have an intimate relationship with alcohol.
Some scientists theorize that a person from the Stone Age accidentally consumed a jar of honey that had been left out for too long.
The human race has never been the same since she became the first to drink alcohol.
Alcohol is the most abused drug.
Almost 70 percent of young adults have consumed alcohol by late adolescence, and almost 60 percent of college students have drank alcohol in the past month.
The majority of adult men in our society regularly use alcohol, and 65 percent of students before they graduate high school report consuming alcohol at one time.
We need to look at the effects of alcohol to understand its appeal.
Many people think that alcohol is a depressant, but it's not.
The effects of alcohol on emotion and behavior can be seen in Figure 5.6 Influences on BAC.
The BAC is related to the short-term effects of intoxication.
The rate of absorption of alcohol by the bloodstream is the most important factor in determining the feeling of intoxication.
The quicker alcohol is absorbed, the less food we have in our stomach.
There is a number of drinks consumed.
The explains why we feel the effects of alcohol on our stomachs.
Compared to men, women have more body fat and less water in their contents.
There is a graph showing which to suck alcohol.
A woman with the same weight as a man has a different BAC.
Both men and women with the same amount of alcohol will have the same BAC, but the heavier person will have a higher one.
Men have a BAC higher than women.
We addressed some popular myths about alcohol in the text, but there are many more.
We don't know the effect of a single drink on 10,000 brain cells.
Heavy drinking can cause brain damage and memory problems.
It's okay to drive a few hours after drinking.
Binge drinking is associated with 80 percent of traffic accidents.
The toxicity of alcohol can be increased by taking two or three tablets of acetaminophen.
Energy drinks don't affect blood alcohol levels or increase the likelihood of binge drinking.
When we're extremely drunk, impaired judgment can occur.
A "blackout" is a loss of memory for a period of time while drunk.
Alcohol reduces the risk of intoxication by 18 percent if you mix it with diet soda.
The user's expectancies play a large role in the drug's effects.
The balanced-placebo design teases apart the relative influence of expectancies and the four groups in which participants are told they're receiving a drug and in effects of alcohol and other drugs.
The results of balanced placebo studies show that at low alcohol dose levels, cultur receiving a drug but actually receive a ally learned expectancies influence mood and complex social behaviors.
Remarkably, par placebo, (c) are told they're receiving a ticipants who ingest a placebo drink mixed to taste just like alcohol display many of the placebo but actually receive a drug and the same subjective effects of drunkenness as participants who ingest an actual alcoholic drink.
Expectancies are more important than the effects of alcohol on influ.
There is no drug of alcohol that enhances humor, anxiety reduction, and sexual responsivity.
When people have trouble falling asleep or are anxious, they may seek the help of a doctor.
Valium was popular in the 1960s and 1970s and is still used today to relieve anxiety.
The Rolling Stones song is about Valium.
The song's refrain refers to the drug as a yellow pill to calm the mother.
A state of intoxication similar to that of alcohol can be produced by barbiturates.
The abuse potential of barbiturates is troubling because the consequences of an overdose are often fatal.
They increase heart rate, respiration, and blood pressure.
Tobacco has been consumed in many ways over the course of human history: smoking, chewing, dipping, licking, inhaling, and even drinking.
Nicotine in tobacco is a potent and addictive drug that cigarette companies have known about for a long time.
10 seconds after it's breathed in, it reaches the brain.
Nicotine stimulates the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, and smokers often report feelings of stimulation as well as relaxation.
Positive images of smoking enhance its appeal to young people.
The prevalence of smokers and the negative health consequences of tobacco use will be considered later in the text.
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The most powerful natural drug is cocaine.
Cocaine users usually report euphoria, enhanced mental and physical capacity, stimulation, a decrease in hunger, indifference to pain, and a sense of well-being accompanied by diminished fatigue.
South America has a shrub that grows in abundance.
Doctors prescribed cocaine for a wide range of illnesses by the late 1800s.
Around the turn of the century, many medicines, alcoholic tonics, and even Coca advertisements claimed that smoking is Cola contained cocaine.
In the United States in 1906, cocaine came under strict government control, good for people's health.
In the United States, trace amounts of cocaine are found on 90 percent of dollar bills and other paper money.
In Washington, D.C., for example, 96 percent of paper money contained at least some cocaine.
Cocaine's appeal is due to its addictive properties and the fact that it is an illegal drug of choice.
rhesus monkeys remain intoxicated for long periods of time when they are conditioned to self-inject cocaine.
They may overdose themselves to death if there are unlimited quantities of cocaine.
Humans have an intense drive to use cocaine because of their heavy intake.
Cocaine affects brain regions associated with monitoring behavior, insight, and emotional self-awareness, fueling the addictive effects of this substance.
At the turn of the 20th century, many nonprescription products, such as the Cocaine users can inject it.
They inhale Coca-Cola through the nose, where it is absorbed by the mucus in the nose.
Crack's popularity is due to its affordability and intense euphoria.
The "high" is short-lived and followed by unpleasant feelings, which often leads to consuming cocaine whenever available to regain the high.
Recent research shows that chronic cocaine use is associated with decreases in the brain's gray matter.
It is possible that you have an increased risk for depen explanations for the findings on cocaine.
Amphetamines are the most abused drugs.
According to a recent survey, about 15 percent of college students have tried amphetamines.
A blast of nicotine is delivered by smoking a hookah.
55 water pipe users were tested for smoking in a hookah bar.
The nicotine levels in participants' urine increased by 73-fold after they smoked waterpipe.
Different patterns of use can produce different subjective effects.
The first pattern involves occasional use of small doses of oral amphetamines to relieve fatigue, elevate mood while performing an unpleasant task, or experience wellbeing.
amphetamines don't become a routine part of the users' lifestyle.
In the second pattern, users obtain amphetamines from a doctor, but consume them on a regular basis for euphoria-inducing effects rather than for their prescribed purpose.
If regular use is interrupted, a potent psychological dependence on the drug may occur.
The third pattern is associated with street users who inject large amounts of amphetamines to get the "rush" of pleasure.
The users are likely to be restless, excited, and to inject amphetamines repeat Smoking crack, a highly concentrated edly to prolong euphoria.
Users may start snorting regular cocaine.
When users smoke it, they experience euphoria that can last up to 16 hours.
Crystal meth is more powerful than amphetamines and carries a high risk of overdose and dependence.
It can lead to weight loss, tremors, and dental problems, as well as cause the destruction of tissues and blood vessels.
The opium poppy is a plant found in abundance in Asia.
opium contains Morphine, the major ingredient.
Heroin has a strong sense of euphoria.
Less able effects of meth are limited to three or four hours that the usual dose lasts.
If people addicted to heroin don't take another dose within four to six hours, they experience withdrawal from ages 18 to 30 because of symptoms, which include abdominal cramps, vomiting, craving for the drug, yawning, negative publicity in the media, so vividly.
The drug's addictive and damaging effects diminish with continued use.
Heroin may be used as much as possible to avoid withdrawal symptoms.
coma and death may follow at higher doses.
About 1 to 2 percent of young adults have tried heroin.
Many people associate heroin use with injecting the drug, but the sleep most common route of use in recent years is sniffing heroin, which is often used in combination with other drugs.
The cost of heroin has plummeted and the purity of the drug has increased, which has led to an increase in overdoses.
Frequent users are at risk of becoming addicted to heroin.
Heroin addiction isn't inevitable.
Opioid users don't become addicted when they're used as prescribed.
In combination with alcohol and other depressant drugs, injecting or taking OxyContin in pill form can be lethal.
Compared with other drugs of abuse, the opioids have a distinction of being responsible for the highest increase in overdose deaths from 2000 to 2014, with such deaths increasing nearly fourfold over that time period.
According to a survey of adults who injected heroin, about 40 percent of them used prescription drugs to get high before using heroin.
Some researchers don't classify marijuana as a hallucinogen because it isn't as mind-bending.
Marijuana may have sedative or hypnotic qualities.
Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug in the United States.
By the age of 55, 81 percent of adults report having used it at least once, and 7 percent of adults report current marijuana use.
The subjective effects of marijuana are produced by its main ingredient.
Within a few minutes, people feel a high, which peaks within an hour.
The buds and flowers of female plants make up the majority of the substance that is used in marijuana.
Marijuana users report short-term effects, including a sense of time slowing down, enhanced sensations of touch, increased appreciation for sounds, and feelings of well-being.
They may become quiet, introspective, and sleepy later on.
Users may experience an altered sense of self at higher doses.
Difficulty concentrating, slowed thought, depersonalization, and extreme anxiety are some of the more unpleasant reactions.
Driving while intoxicated with marijuana is dangerous.
The effects of marijuana can last for two to three hours, but begin when the drug goes through the bloodstream and into the brain.
The brain's pleasure, perception, memory, and coordinated body movements are controlled by these specialized receptors.
The ground-up leaves of the plant have a number of health benefits.
Scientists are trying to understand the long-term effects of marijuana use.
Although marijuana produces more damage to cells than tobacco smoke, scientists haven't found consistent evidence for serious physical health or fertility consequences of marijuana use.
Marijuana use can affect attention and memory.
After a month of abstaining, normal cognitive functioning can be restored.
When interpreting research regarding the dangers of marijuana use, there are questions about cause-and-effect relation Correlation and Causation ships.
There may be some truth to both scenarios.
Synthetic marijuana, also known as Spice, K2, or Black Mamba, was recently sold at gas stations and tobacco stores.
People who have used fake marijuana have had a variety of health problems.
Concerns about its safety have led to legal prohibition of its sale and use.
Some researchers argue that marijuana is a gateway drug that leads to more serious drugs like heroin and cocaine.
In a study of identical twin pairs in which one twin tried marijuana in adolescence but the other didn't, the twin who tried marijuana was later at heightened risk for abusing alcohol and other drugs.
It's not easy to evaluate whether marijuana is a gateway drug.
If one event precedes another, it doesn't mean that it causes the brain changes we've seen with cocaine.
Correlation and Causation baby foods don't cause us to eat grown-up foods in adulthood.
There is a scientific debate.
Medical and recreational use of marijuana are being legalized in America.
Twenty-eight states and the District of Columbia have legalized possession of marijuana for medical purposes.
Although the tide of public opinion in America has swayed toward legalization of marijuana for recreational use, the personal and social costs and benefits of doing so remain controversial and subject to much debate.
On Friday, April 16, 1943, an odd thing happened to Albert Hofmann, a Swiss chemist.
D-lysergic acid diethylamide 25 (LSD) was created by Hofmann from chemicals found in a fungus.
After five years, Hofmann decided to work on the compound again.
He felt restless, dizzy and overwhelmed by a stream of fantastic pictures, extraordinary shapes and intense colors.
The condition faded after two hours.
The first million people to experience the mind- altering effects of LSD were led by Hoffman.
By the age of 21, about 6 percent of Americans have tried the hallucinogen d-lysergic acid diethylamide-25, better known as LSD, and by the age of 50, estimates indicate that between 14 and 26 percent of those surveyed have tried one or more halluc The effects of LSD may be related to the action of a neurotransmitter at the brain.
Areas of the brain rich in dopamine are also associated with the effects of LSD.
Dramatic shifts in our perception and consciousness can be produced by small amounts of LSD.
Some users report amazing changes in sensations and perception, including synesthesia, which is the merging of senses.
Users report mystical experiences.
The answer was provided by Carhart-Harris and his associates in a study in which they used multiple neuroimaging methods to see what happens when volunteers consume LSD.
The researchers found marked changes in participants' brains, including decreased electrical activity, increased blood flow, and greatly increased communication, which were related to the drug's hallucinatory.
A feeling of "ego dissolution" was created when brain circuits in other areas of the brain were damped down, as connections of brain areas with the visual cortex were increased.
The picture shows the remarkable "cross multisensory experiences associated with potent psyche talk" among brain networks that occur delic drugs.
It's not surprising that they've attracted the attention of psychologists interested in treating a variety of conditions, including depression, drug addiction, and posttraumatic stress disorder.
Initial findings in treating these con ditions have been encouraging.
Positive effects often disappear after a few days, and more research is needed to evaluate the risks and rewards of powerful interventions with unpredictable effects on consciousness.
The Central Intelligence Agency launched a research program in 1953 to explore the potential of the mind-control drug, after discovering that the subjective effects of the drug were so fascinating.
A secret program involved administering a drug to people.
After one of the scientists had a psychotic reaction and jumped to his death from a hotel window, the CIA turned to testing the effects of LSD on drug dependent people and prostitutes.
After the program was discontinued in 1972, the full scope of this operation came to light.
The researchers didn't think that LSD was a good mind-control agent because of its unpredictable effects.
Sometimes there are occurrences of one or more elements of a psychedelic experience.
Large scale studies in the United States have found no evidence that the use of psy in which ecstasy and other drugs are widely available, became cocaine.
About 4% of people who took a hallucinogen reported later drug-free experiences that were so disturbing that they contemplated seeking treatment.
Consuming hallucinogenic drugs carries some risk, and psychological scientists will need to carry out long-term studies to accurately evaluate whether it's safe to use these as medications in treatment.
Drugs remind us that the brain and the mind are different ways of looking at the same phenomenon.
They show how we experience the world and ourselves.
Although a precise grasp of consciousness is hard to come by, appreciation of the nuances of consciousness and their neurological correlate brings us closer to understanding the biological and psychological underpinning of our waking and sleeping lives.
Dreams occur in non-REM sleep as well as in REM sleep, which is contrary to popular belief.
In stage 1 sleep, we feel sleepy and quickly transition to stage people are aware of their surroundings and don't forget 2 sleep, during which our brain waves slow down, heart rate what happened during hypnotism, the type of induction has slowed, body temperature decreases, and muscles relax.
It doesn't improve memory in stages.
3 and 4 sleep are known to lead to more false memories that are held with to two cycles/second.
The brain is activated during waking life according to the sleep.
There are features and causes of sleep disorders.
The disso Insomnia is an influential explanation for hypnotism.
In terms of fatigue, missed work, and accidents, this model emphasizes divisions of consciousness.
There are episodes of the disease that can last as long as an hour.
Sleep apnea is related to daytime fatigue and is caused by a blocked airway during sleep.
Substance use disorder is associated with recurrent problems and may be related to dreams related to the drug.
Many dreams involve tension and anxiety.
The forebrain Nicotine is responsible for the effects that attempt to interpret meaningless signals from the brain stem of tobacco on consciousness.
Smokers often report feeling.
There is a theory of dreaming that suggests stimulation, relaxation, and alert.
Reducing activity in the prefrontal cortex results in the most powerful natural stimulant, with effects similar to in vivid and emotional dreams.
Cocaine is addictive.
Our dreams are dependent on a central nervous system depressant, like a drug, according to cognitive theories.
At low doses, tranquil-hypnotic drugs reduce anxiety and induce sleep.
Other Alterations of Consciousness affect how people react to alcohol.
Heroin and other opi and Unusual Experiences are very addictive.
Heroin withdrawal symptoms can range from mild to severe.
A potent hallucinogen is associated with mystical experiences.
There is a wide range of positive and negative reactions to hallucinogenic drugs.