altered state of consciousness


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al·tered state of con·scious·ness

(awl'tĕrd stāt kon' shŭs-nĕs)
General term indicating that someone is failing to interact with environmental stimuli in a normal manner.
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It was found that altered state of consciousness, hemorrhagic infarct, acute onset and hemiparesis were associated with an increased rate of mortality in a study including 47 CSVT patients (6).
The above overview of the denigration of the importance of altered states in contemporary psychology should discourage any belief or assumption that research has established hypnosis as being a specific altered state of consciousness or indeed as one with state specific effects.
The patient's low blood pressure and altered state of consciousness should have been an indication that she had severe blood loss.
The manner of induction not only ushers in the altered state of consciousness but is also a means to shift the individual's psychophysiology to enter into this state.
"What fascinates me about addiction and obsessive behaviour is that people would choose an altered state of consciousness that's toxic and ostensibly destroys most aspects of your normal life, because for a brief moment you feel OK.
In others, one is simply encouraged to breathe more deeply and fully and more quickly in a sustained manner until an altered state of consciousness occurs.
Three women recently arrived within 10 minutes of each other, each having convulsions with an altered state of consciousness, unable to stand or talk, but with no other obvious problems.
He said: "Hypnosis is an altered state of consciousness and awareness, a wonderful natural feeling we all can experience, like when we are about to fall asleep.
The State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was used to measure anxiety, and altered state of consciousness (ASC) was measured with the ASC questionnaire.
"For participants, it is most often a cathartic experience, a form of communication with different spirits in an intense rhythmic interaction leading to an altered state of consciousness or possibly a trance."
In Kihlstrom's extensive review he steadfastly treats hypnosis traditionally as "an altered state of consciousness" and couches the results in traditional terms of "mental states," "consciousness," and similar constructs.