Suggestibility enhancement

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Suggestibility enhancement can be described as an increased tendency to accept and act on the suggestions of others. A common example of suggestibility enhancement would be a trip sitter deliberately making a person believe a false statement without question simply by telling it to them as true, even if the statement would usually be easily recognizable as impossible or absurd. If this is successfully accomplished, it can potentially result in the experience of relevant accompanying hallucinations and delusions which further solidify the belief which has been suggested to them.

This effect commonly occurs at heavy dosages under the influence of almost any hallucinogen, particularly for users who are inexperienced or currently undergoing delusions and memory suppression. It has been studied extensively by the scientific literature and has a relatively large body of data confirming its presence across multiple hallucinogens. These include LSD[1][2], mescaline[3], cannabis[4], ketamine[5], and nitrous oxide[6]. However, anecdotal reports suggest that it may also occur to a lesser extent under the influence of GABAergic substances such as alcohol and benzodiazepines.

Psychoactive substances

Compounds within our psychoactive substance index which may cause this effect include:

See also


  1. The effects of psychotomimetic drugs on primary suggestibility |
  2. LSD enhances suggestibility in healthy volunteers ( / NCBI) |
  3. The effects of psychotomimetic drugs on primary suggestibility |
  4. Effects of cannabis intoxication on primary suggestibility |
  5. Brief report: the effect of suggestion on unpleasant dreams induced by ketamine administration ( / NCBI) |
  6. Enhancement of suggestibility and imaginative ability with nitrous oxide ( / NCBI) |