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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
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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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Mendeley readers

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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 819 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 181 22%
Student > Master 126 15%
Researcher 88 10%
Student > Ph. D. Student 72 9%
Other 43 5%
Other 118 14%
Unknown 213 25%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Psychology 183 22%
Medicine and Dentistry 138 16%
Neuroscience 66 8%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 48 6%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 30 4%
Other 146 17%
Unknown 230 27%
Attention Score in Context

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1346. 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 18 July 2024.
All research outputs
#10,103
of 26,352,576 outputs
Outputs from PLOS ONE
#133
of 229,365 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#35
of 211,792 outputs
Outputs of similar age from PLOS ONE
#4
of 4,704 outputs
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