1952 CE
Charles Savage publishes the first study on the use of LSD to treat depression

The first study about the use of LSD to treat depression is published by Charles Savage in the American Journal of Psychiatry. The results of the study were inconclusive, as Savage notes: " Improvement obtained during the course of LSD therapy was not greater than that obtained without its use in comparable cases. However, LSD affords therapeutically valuable insights into unconscious processes by the medium of the hallucinations it produces."

Source: Savage, C. (1952). LSD-25: A Clinical-Psychological Study. American Journal of Psychiatry.

Drugs: LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide)
Regions: USA (United States of America)
Topics: Medicinal use of drugs