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MD, psychiatrist, Cofounder and vice president of CIRIP, former president
of Sociéte Médico- Psychologique, Paris.
33 Rue Lacépède, F-75005 Paris, France. Fax: +33147079210
Pierre Marchais is a pioneer of systems psychiatry in France (la méthode
systémale) and has published a number of articles and books on this
MD, Professor of Psychiatry, New York University Medical Center, Staff
Psychiatrist New York Dept.of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 423 East
23rd Street, New York, NY 10010, USA
Burt Angrist is an experienced specialist on the effects of amphetamine
and other stimulant drugs in humans, particularly amphetamine psychosis.
Amphetamine Psychosis: Clinical Variations of the Syndrome
In Amphetamine and its Analogs, Academic Press, 1994, pp. 387-414.
Comprehensive interdisciplinary studies of the effects of amphetamine and
other stimulant drugs in animals and man.
Psychopathology Induced by "Speed Drugs"
Pharmacol. Biochem. & Behavior 14, Suppl. 1, pp. 109-122, 1981.
Drugs, Agression & Violence
Presented in part at "Conference on Agression", Abrahámhegy,
Hungary, May 10-12, 1995.
Printed in Hungarian: Drogok, Agresszió és Tettlegesség
in: Az Agresszió Problémái Korunkban,
I.Kappeter(Ed.), SZMA, Budapest, 1996
"General increase in human misery" - "Drug use, drug
induced aggression and violence, drug trafficking" will be the headlines
in this paper, which intends to emphasize the serious degree of aggression
and violence that is so closely connected with and produced by the Speed-Drugs.
Excerpt. There are no happy drug-addicts, and no drug-addicts come from
happy social circumstances. And do not deny this with reference to a few
important exceptions. The increased level of general misery among
both "West" and "East" populations, is the main cause
of drug addiction. Lack of hope and the world-wide problems of civil wars
(including private divorces!) contribute to this and make therapy and other
intervention more difficult. In general such factors as early childhood
injuries, abuse or neglect; socialisation experiences; lack of economic
opportunity; community disorganization; and physical reactions to specific
types of drugs are important adjuncts to the three dimmensions described
above (the psychopharmacologic, the economic and the systemic dimensions).
One point remains very clear: The problem of drugs and violence are
complex and seem to be intensifying, underscoring the urgency for effective
public health and social interventions. Some may despair, believing the
links between substance abuse and violence to be inseparable and complex
to a degree, where a solution cannot be found. But efforts to understand
these relationships can contribute to reduce their recent intensification.
Byg. 24, Svog. DK-4000 Roskilde, Denmark,
Dr. phil., CIRIP president.
Member Spirituality and Systems SIG, International Society for the Systems
Sciences; Board member of Danish Society for Human Ethology; Member American
Member of the editorial board for The International Journal of Transpersonal
Studies; Consulting editor Cybernetics & Human Knowing.
Interests and research: Idealist philosophy, Collective consciousness, Mind-matter
relations, Psycho-pharmacology, Amphetamine and other stimulant drugs, Interdisciplinary
Stereotyped Behavior, Amphetamine, and Psychosis
Deals with behavioural pharmacology and neurochemistry of psychosis.
Emphasizes that psychotic patients are fellow human beings. Current Contents,
This week's citation classic, Vol. 33, #3, Jan. 15, 1990, sections Clinical
Medicine, Arts and Humanities, Social & Behavioral Sciences, and Life
Sciences. See more in CIRIP
An Alternative to Materialism: Converging Evidence from Nature
Spirituality and Natural Science
For abstract see above in the first section of this home page.
Collective Consciousness Across Time