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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
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (99th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (99th percentile)

Mentioned by

news
31 news outlets
blogs
16 blogs
twitter
540 tweeters
facebook
180 Facebook pages
wikipedia
3 Wikipedia pages
googleplus
13 Google+ users
reddit
15 Redditors

Readers on

mendeley
204 Mendeley
citeulike
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, Krebs TS, Johansen PØ

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 7 3%
United Kingdom 6 3%
Germany 3 1%
Brazil 3 1%
Italy 2 <1%
Australia 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Other 5 2%
Unknown 174 85%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 49 24%
Student > Master 41 20%
Researcher 36 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 28 14%
Other 13 6%
Other 37 18%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 57 28%
Medicine and Dentistry 49 24%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 38 19%
Social Sciences 10 5%
Neuroscience 8 4%
Other 42 21%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 883. 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 29 May 2017.
All research outputs
#2,130
of 7,929,871 outputs
Outputs from PLoS ONE
#55
of 111,400 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35
of 130,813 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLoS ONE
#5
of 3,792 outputs
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