John Halpern

Summary

Affiliation: Harvard University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogenic botanicals of America: a growing need for focused drug education and research
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Life Sci 78:519-26. 2005
  2. pmc "Enhanced" interrogation of detainees: do psychologists and psychiatrists participate?
    Abraham L Halpern
    New York Medical College, USA
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 3:21. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence of health and safety in American members of a religion who use a hallucinogenic sacrament
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:SR15-22. 2008
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological and cognitive effects of long-term peyote use among Native Americans
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:624-31. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint Residual neuropsychological effects of illicit 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in individuals with minimal exposure to other drugs
    John H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:135-47. 2004
  6. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens and dissociative agents naturally growing in the United States
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Pharmacol Ther 102:131-8. 2004
  7. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens: an update
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:347-54. 2003
  8. ncbi request reprint Diminished interleukin-6 response to proinflammatory challenge in men and women after intravenous cocaine administration
    John H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1188-93. 2003
  9. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder: what do we know after 50 years?
    John H Halpern
    Harvard Medical School, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:109-19. 2003
  10. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens on the Internet: a vast new source of underground drug information
    J H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center and the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:481-3. 2001

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications14

  1. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogenic botanicals of America: a growing need for focused drug education and research
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Life Sci 78:519-26. 2005
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  2. pmc "Enhanced" interrogation of detainees: do psychologists and psychiatrists participate?
    Abraham L Halpern
    New York Medical College, USA
    Philos Ethics Humanit Med 3:21. 2008
    ..In this way, all physicians and psychologists will clearly understand that they have an absolute moral obligation to "First, do no harm" to the human beings they professionally encounter...
  3. ncbi request reprint Evidence of health and safety in American members of a religion who use a hallucinogenic sacrament
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA, USA
    Med Sci Monit 14:SR15-22. 2008
    ..A recent U.S. Supreme Court decision indicates religious ayahuasca use is protected, but little is known about health consequences for Americans...
  4. ncbi request reprint Psychological and cognitive effects of long-term peyote use among Native Americans
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:624-31. 2005
    ..However, the long-term residual psychological and cognitive effects of hallucinogens remain poorly understood...
  5. ncbi request reprint Residual neuropsychological effects of illicit 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) in individuals with minimal exposure to other drugs
    John H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 75:135-47. 2004
    ..Most MDMA users, however, use other illicit drugs as well, so it is difficult to be certain that these deficits are due to MDMA, as opposed to other drug use or additional confounding factors...
  6. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens and dissociative agents naturally growing in the United States
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, Harvard Medical School, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Pharmacol Ther 102:131-8. 2004
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens: an update
    John H Halpern
    Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Curr Psychiatry Rep 5:347-54. 2003
    ..By appreciating that such benefits may one day be borne out by careful, methodologically sound research, clinicians should be better armed in raising the topic of hallucinogen use and abuse with their patients...
  8. ncbi request reprint Diminished interleukin-6 response to proinflammatory challenge in men and women after intravenous cocaine administration
    John H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Belmont, Massachusetts 02478, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:1188-93. 2003
    ..Because cocaine stimulates the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, IL-6 suppression may be a consequence of corticosteroid release. Cocaine-induced suppression of proinflammatory IL-6 may mediate impaired host defenses to infections...
  9. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogen persisting perception disorder: what do we know after 50 years?
    John H Halpern
    Harvard Medical School, Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, 115 Mill Street, Belmont, MA 02478 9106, USA
    Drug Alcohol Depend 69:109-19. 2003
    ..Although it may be difficult to collect large samples of HPPD cases, further studies are critically needed to augment the meager data presently available regarding the prevalence, etiology, and treatment of HPPD...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hallucinogens on the Internet: a vast new source of underground drug information
    J H Halpern
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center and the Biological Psychiatry Laboratory, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:481-3. 2001
    ..These same groups are also frequent users of the Internet. The authors sought to characterize the extent of information about hallucinogens available to Internet users...
  11. ncbi request reprint Temporal concordance of cocaine effects on mood states and neuroendocrine hormones
    Jack H Mendelson
    Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 27:71-82. 2002
    ..The similarities between these hormonal profiles, the subjective effects of cocaine and the effects of "stress" are discussed...
  12. ncbi request reprint Response of cluster headache to psilocybin and LSD
    R Andrew Sewell
    Clinical Research Laboratory, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Center, McLean Hospital Harvard Medical School, Belmont, MA 02478, USA
    Neurology 66:1920-2. 2006
    ..Research on the effects of psilocybin and LSD on cluster headache may be warranted...
  13. pmc Self-treatment of opioid withdrawal using kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth)
    Edward W Boyer
    Division of Medical Toxicology, Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA 01655, USA
    Addiction 103:1048-50. 2008
    ..Kratom (Mitragynia speciosa korth) is recognized increasingly as a remedy for opioid withdrawal by individuals who self-treat chronic pain...

Research Grants6

  1. Neurocognitive Consequences of Long-Term Ecstasy Use
    John Halpern; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..The results of this study will improve our understanding of the nature, extent, and correlates of ecstasy-associated residual cognitive deficits. ..
  2. COGNITIVE EFFECTS OF SUBSTANCE USE IN NATIVE AMERICANS
    John Halpern; Fiscal Year: 2003
    This application is designed to train Dr. John Halpern to be an independent investigator with special skills in assessing both neuropsychological effects and cultural aspects of substance abuse. Dr...