Scientific Evidence of Psychedelic Body Fluids

Abstracts of studies concerning DMT and other psychedelics present in urine. Most studies found that schizophrenic patients were no more likely than control to excrete DMT, but this one is interesting:

Studied the excretion of dimethyltryptamine (DMT) in 122 recently admitted psychiatric patients and 20 normal Ss. DMT was detected in the urine of 47% of those diagnosed by their psychiatrists as schizophrenic, 38% of those with other nonaffective psychoses, 13% of those with affective psychoses, 19% of those with neurotic and personality disorders, and 5% of the normal Ss. 99 of the patients were interviewed in a semistandardized fashion, and also categorized according to a variety of operational definitions of the psychoses. The operational definitions failed to reveal any group significantly more correlated with urinary DMT than did the hospital diagnosis of schizophrenia, but a discriminant function analysis of symptomatology could be used to define a group of 21 patients of whom 15 (71%) excreted detectable DMT. There was a general relationship between psychotic symptoms and urinary DMT, but specifically schizophrenic symptoms did not appear to be major determinants of DMT excretion.

Link (via Techno?hamanic)

4 Comments

  1. I’m glad I read the quoted section before I tried saving my urine to extract the DMT. Hahaha…

  2. so can I trip from smoking a shchizoid’s urine?

  3. Looks like National Geographic is down with Ayahuasca, too.

    I’m really excited that medicine has taken a turn towards acknowledging the interconnectedness of the body and the mind and spirituality, and I think that with this has come the ability to frame entheogenic use within a medical context without looking like a total quack.

    Think ayahuasca will end up being the legal gateway drug?

  4. I don’t think it’s any more likely to become the legal gateway drug than mescaline is. Mainstream medicine is a long way from accepting entheogen research. The newest of the studies from the link above was 1990. There have only been a couple more recent studies in the US that I know of (One is Stassman’s research, and some research using MDMA for PSTS).

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