Brief Report: Treatment of Combat-Related Nightmares Using Imagery Rehearsal: A Pilot Study

  title={Brief Report: Treatment of Combat-Related Nightmares Using Imagery Rehearsal: A Pilot Study},
  author={David Forbes and Andrea J Phelps and Tony McHugh},
  journal={Journal of Traumatic Stress},
Posttraumatic nightmares are a hallmark of PTSD and distinct from general nightmares as they are often repetitive and faithful representations of the traumatic event. This paper presents data from a pilot study that examined the use of Imagery Rehearsal in treating combat-related nightmares of 12 Vietnam veterans with PTSD. Three treatment groups, comprising 4 veterans in each, completed standardised treatment across 6 sessions. Treatment effects were investigated using nightmare diaries and… Expand

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Nightmares are repeated extremely dysphoric and well-remembered dreams, which typically occur during REM sleep in the second half of sleep, may awaken the dreamer, and upon awakening… Expand
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