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The PNS effects of BZ are essentially side effects that are useful in diagnosis, but incidental to the CNS effects for which the incapacitating agents were developed. These CNS effects include a dose-dependent decrease in the level of consciousness, beginning with drowsiness and progressing through sedation to stupor and coma. The patient is often disoriented to time and place. Disturbances in judgment and insight appear. The patient may abandon socially imposed restraints and resort to vulgar and inappropriate behavior. Perceptual clues may no longer be readily interpretable, and the patient is easily distracted and may have memory loss, most notably short-term memory. In the face of these deficits, the patient still tries to make sense of his environment and will not hesitate to make up answers on the spot to questions that confuse him. Speech becomes slurred and often senseless, and loss of inflection produces a flat, monotonous voice. References become concrete and semiautomatic with colloquialisms, clichés, profanity, and perseveration. Handwriting also deteriorates. Semiautomatic behavior may also include disrobing (perhaps partly because of increased body temperature), mumbling, and phantom behaviors such as constant picking, plucking, or grasping motions ("woolgathering" or carphology).
originally posted by: WanDash
a reply to: nighthawk1954
Yeah - and I can't get the movie, "Jacob's Ladder" out of my head, either.
Scary stuff, if you ask me.
What would you do either in or out of a combat situation...if the effects of something like this started manifesting?
I'm pretty sure I would grow terrified that I was losing my mind...or that this world had slipped into another dimension...or...something.
Acid Dreams: The Complete Social History of '___': the CIA, the Sixties, and Beyond, originally released as Acid Dreams:
The CIA, '___', and the Sixties Rebellion, is a 1986 non-fiction book by Martin A. Lee and Bruce Shlain.
The book documents the 40-year social history of lysergic acid diethylamide ('___'), beginning with its synthesis by Albert Hofmann of Sandoz Pharmaceuticals in 1938. During the Cold War period of the early 1950s, '___' was tested as an experimental truth drug for interrogation by the United States intelligence and military community.
Psychiatrists also used it to treat depression and schizophrenia. Under the direction of Sidney Gottlieb, the drug was used by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in cooperation with participating "colleges, universities, research foundations, hospitals, clinics, and penal institutions". '___' was tested on "prisoners, mental patients, volunteers, and unsuspecting human subjects"