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Drugs that modify perceptions or produce hallucinationsdrugs that affect synapses that use ts seratonin seratonin plays important role in control of dreaming during REMLSD psilocybin and DMT supress activity of seratoninsecreting neurons permitting dream mechanisms to become active producing hallucinationshallucinations take place immediately and are visualcocaine and amphetamine also produce hallucinations but take more time to develop and are usually auditory THC stimulates THC receptors which react to natural cannabinoid anandamineproduces analgesia and sedation stimulates appetite reduces nausea rellieves asthma attacks decreases pressure in eyes patients with glaucoma and reduces symptoms of certain motor disorders interferes with concentration and memory alters visual and auditory perception and distorts perceptions of passage of time Psychotherapeutic drugsantipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine Thorazine and clozapine Clozaril antidepressants such as fluoxetine ProzacSSRImaniainorganic compound called lithium carbonate Evaluating Scientific Issues Physiological vs Psychological Drug Addictiontrue addiction is caused by unpleasant physiological effects when addict tries to stopEddy Halbach Isbell and Seeversdefined physical dependence as adaptive state that manifests itself by intense physi
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