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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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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.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 6 <1%
United Kingdom 4 <1%
Germany 2 <1%
Brazil 2 <1%
Netherlands 1 <1%
Israel 1 <1%
Finland 1 <1%
Norway 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Other 3 <1%
Unknown 697 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 171 24%
Student > Master 119 17%
Researcher 88 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 64 9%
Other 39 5%
Other 101 14%
Unknown 137 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 175 24%
Medicine and Dentistry 124 17%
Neuroscience 61 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 47 7%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 27 4%
Other 129 18%
Unknown 156 22%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1271. 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 06 August 2022.
All research outputs
#7,771
of 21,745,818 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#96
of 185,956 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#33
of 177,410 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#4
of 3,922 outputs
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