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Author Newland, Constance A.

Title My self and I : the intimate and completely frank record of one woman's courageous experiment with psychiatry's newest drug LSD-25 / Constance A. Newland ; foreword by Harold Greenwald ; introduction by R.A. Sandison.

Publication Info. New York : Coward-McCann, 1962.


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Description 1 online resource (1 electronic resource (288 pages))
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "In recent years American women have been attacked as frigid, castrating, and unfeeling. Beneath the veneer of attractive housewife, loving mother, and successful writer, the author of MY SELF AND I at first appears to be very much such a person. But during the 23 psychotherapeutic treatments she describes so dramatically, we witness the complete emotional regeneration of a modern woman. Thanks to Constance A. Newland's unsparing honesty and rare bravery, here is the exciting and literally fantastic account of the unconscious forces which block personal fulfillment. Under psychiatry's new mind-loosening drug lysergic acid diethylamide-25, the powerful psychochemical that induces hallucinations, Mrs. Newland penetrates behind the paralyzing fear and the murderous rages that we all harbor within us. Her minute-by-minute journal of this struggle presents the reader with an unprecedented firsthand account of the still-uncharted regions of the unconscious: "I traveled deep into the buried regions of the mind. I discovered that in addition to being, consciously, a loving mother and a respectable citizen, I was, unconsciously, a murderess, a pervert, a cannibal, a sadist, and a masochist. But in the wake of these dread discoveries I lost my fears ... and I achieved complete sexual fulfillment." Praised by psychiatrists for its value as the first case history by an LSD patient. MY SELF AND I is even more important as a human document dealing with life's major themes, love and hate. Other writers have cited fear and anxiety as the principal obstacles to emotional fulfillment, but Mrs. Newland has had the courage to admit that the real destructive force--deeper and more powerful than fear--is suppressed rage and hatred"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2014 APA, all rights reserved).
Subject LSD (Drug) -- Physiological effect.
Psychiatry -- Case studies.
LSD (Drug) -- Physiological effect. (OCoLC)fst00989742
Psychiatry. (OCoLC)fst01081152
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide. (DNLM)D008238
Psychiatry. (DNLM)D011570
Genre/Form Case studies. (OCoLC)fst01423765
Other Form: Print version: Newland, Constance A. My self and I. New York : Coward-McCann, 1962 (DLC) 62010953
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