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Psychedelics and Mental Health: A Population Study

Overview of attention for article published in PLoS ONE, August 2013
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
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Mentioned by

news
78 news outlets
blogs
20 blogs
twitter
484 tweeters
facebook
184 Facebook pages
wikipedia
4 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
15 Google+ users
reddit
19 Redditors

Citations

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117 Dimensions

Readers on

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616 Mendeley
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2 CiteULike
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Title
Psychedelics and Mental Health: A Population Study
Published in
PLoS ONE, August 2013
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0063972
Pubmed ID
Authors

Teri S. Krebs, Pål-Ørjan Johansen

Abstract

The classical serotonergic psychedelics LSD, psilocybin, mescaline are not known to cause brain damage and are regarded as non-addictive. Clinical studies do not suggest that psychedelics cause long-term mental health problems. Psychedelics have been used in the Americas for thousands of years. Over 30 million people currently living in the US have used LSD, psilocybin, or mescaline.

Twitter Demographics

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
United Kingdom 5 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
India 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 593 96%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 155 25%
Student > Master 106 17%
Researcher 82 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 61 10%
Other 36 6%
Other 86 14%
Unknown 90 15%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 157 25%
Medicine and Dentistry 110 18%
Neuroscience 53 9%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 44 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 22 4%
Other 120 19%
Unknown 110 18%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1227. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 09 April 2021.
All research outputs
#5,451
of 17,457,801 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#75
of 165,279 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#34
of 168,472 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#4
of 3,892 outputs
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