Journal of Near-Death Studies

, Volume 8, Issue 1, pp 29–43 | Cite as

Clinical approaches to the out-of-body experience

  • Stuart W. Twemlow


The author reviews aspects of the out-of-body experience (OBE) related to psychic experiences and personality traits, and describes a continuum of experiences of altered mind/body perception, from the prototypical OBE on the healthy end to schizophrenia and organic brain syndromes on the other end. The impact of the OBE on the individual's life is described, with suggestions for a psychoeducational approach to the clinical management of the patient with and OBE to allow maximum growth from the consciouness-expanding effects of the experience.


Schizophrenia Personality Trait Clinical Management Maximum Growth Clinical Approach 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Stuart W. Twemlow
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  1. 1.Topeka Institute for PsychoanalysisUniversity of KansasTopeka

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