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Black intrapsychic survival skills: alteration of states of consciousness.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7143464     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Psychiatry tends to be interested only in states of consciousness as they relate to psychopathology. In this paper the author presents the thesis that the ability to alter one's state of consciousness is in fact a survival skill useful in coping with the physiologic and psychologic effects of stress. Furthermore, he discusses techniques indigenous to black culture for altering states of consciousness and gives phenomenologic black transcultural evidence that black culture is quite sophisticated in the area of intrapsychic survival skills.
C C Bell
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  74     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  1982 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1983-01-19     Completed Date:  1983-01-19     Revised Date:  2010-10-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1017-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
African Continental Ancestry Group
Consciousness / physiology*
Stress, Physiological / therapy*

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