Near-death experiences in a psychiatric outpatient clinic population.

@article{Greyson2003NeardeathEI,
  title={Near-death experiences in a psychiatric outpatient clinic population.},
  author={Bruce Greyson},
  journal={Psychiatric services},
  year={2003},
  volume={54 12},
  pages={
          1649-51
        }
}
Near-death experiences, or mystical experiences during encounters with death, are reported to have beneficial effects despite their phenomenologic similarity to pathological states. This study explored the prevalence of near-death experiences and associated psychological distress by using a cross-sectional survey of 832 psychiatric outpatients. Standardized measures of near-death experiences and psychological distress were administered via questionnaire at clinic intake. A total of 272 patients… CONTINUE READING
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