Dissociatives is short for dissociative anaesthetics. The dissociatives are one of the major classes of psychedelic drugs. Therapeutically, they act as anaesthetics by essentially disconnecting the brain for the body and sensation. At subtherapeutic doses, these drugs are psychedelics, and often powerfully so. The 3 dissociatives that are currently used recreationally are DXM (dextromethorphan), ketamine, and PCP. Dissociatives Drugs Recreation.
The effects of dissociatives can include sensory dissociation, hallucinations, mania, catalepsy, analgesia and amnesia. (wikipedia)
- Wikipedia: Dissociatives are a class of hallucinogen, which distort perceptions of sight and sound and produce feelings of detachment ? dissociation ? from the environment and self. This is done through reducing or blocking signals to the conscious mind from other parts of the brain. Although many kinds of drugs are capable of such action, dissociatives are unique in that they do so in such a way that they produce hallucinogenic effects, which may include sensory deprivation, dissociation, hallucinations, and dream-like states or trances. Some, which are nonselective in action and affect the dopamine and/or opioid systems, may be capable of inducing euphoria. Many dissociatives have general depressant effects and can produce sedation, respiratory depression, analgesia, anesthesia, and ataxia, as well as cognitive and memory impairment and amnesia.
- Dissociation (neuropsychology) - In neuropsychology, dissociation involves identifying the neural substrate of a particular brain function through identification of case studies, neuroimaging, or neuropsychological testing.
- Dissociation (psychology) - In psychology, dissociation is any of a wide array of experiences from mild detachment from immediate surroundings to more severe detachment from physical and emotional experience.
- Deliriant - Deliriants are a class of hallucinogen.
- Hallucinogen - A hallucinogen is a psychoactive agent which can cause hallucinations, perceptual anomalies, and other substantial subjective changes in thoughts, emotion, and consciousness. The common types of hallucinogens are psychedelics, dissociatives and deliriants.
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