Is LSD Really That Dangerous?

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LSD is a psychedelic drug that was popularized in the 1960’s. What are the effects, and is it really dangerous? Join us on Tuesday for our Pluto Livestream!: http://dne.ws/1J74196 Read More: 'Alice in Wonderland Syndrome' Caused by Acid Flashback http://www.livescience.com/51444-alice-in-wonderland-syndrome-acid-flashback.html “This syndrome, named in 1955 by British psychiatrist John Todd, has long been known to co-occur with some migraines. A new case study, however, reveals that headaches aren't the only cause of AIWS.” Mechanism Of Hallucinogens' Effects Discovered http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070131135536.htm “Researchers have long known that hallucinogens activate specific receptors in the brain, called 5-HT2A receptors (2ARs), that are normally triggered by the neurotransmitter serotonin.” 5 Harmful Myths We Need to Stop Telling About LSD http://mic.com/articles/118716/5-harmful-myths-we-need-to-stop-telling-about-lsd “Capable of inducing intense sensory hallucinations and provoking overpowering (and sometimes unpleasant) reflections about the nature of reality, this powerful drug has only recently won recognition for its potential role in psychotherapy and medicine.” 'Apparently Useless': The Accidental Discovery of LSD http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2014/09/the-accidental-discovery-of-lsd/379564/ “After the drug was dismissed by the pharmaceutical company that developed it, a researcher started experimenting on himself with it. Powerful hallucinations ensued.” ____________________ DNews is dedicated to satisfying your curiosity and to bringing you mind-bending stories & perspectives you won't find anywhere else! New videos twice daily. Watch More DNews on TestTube http://testtube.com/dnews Subscribe now! http://www.youtube.com/subscription_center?add_user=dnewschannel DNews on Twitter http://twitter.com/dnews Trace Dominguez on Twitter https://twitter.com/tracedominguez Julia Wilde on Twitter https://twitter.com/julia_sci DNews on Facebook https://facebook.com/DiscoveryNews DNews on Google+ http://gplus.to/dnews Discovery News http://discoverynews.com Download the TestTube App: http://testu.be/1ndmmMq