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The World Today: Acid trips can twist your head.

A BIOLOGICAL link between LSD "acid trips" and psychotic delusions has been discovered in the brain.

Both states can cause hallucinations and feelings of disassociating from reality.

Scientists now know what they have in common at a biochemical level. They say the discovery could open the door to promising new drug treatments for psychotic illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

The research hinges around a pair of receptors in the brain which bind together to form a functional complex.
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Publication:Coventry Evening Telegraph (England)
Date:Feb 23, 2008
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