Nightmares, Bad Dreams, and Emotion Dysregulation

  title={Nightmares, Bad Dreams, and Emotion Dysregulation},
  author={Ross Levin and T. Nielsen},
  journal={Current Directions in Psychological Science},
  pages={84 - 88}
  • Ross Levin, T. Nielsen
  • Published 2009
  • Psychology
  • Current Directions in Psychological Science
  • Nightmares—vivid, emotionally dysphoric dreams—are quite common and are associated with a broad range of psychiatric conditions. However, the origin of such dreams remains largely unexplained, and there have been no attempts to reconcile repetitive traumatic nightmares with nontraumatic nightmares, dysphoric dreams that do not awaken the dreamer, or with more normative dreams. Based on recent research in cognitive neuroscience, sleep physiology, fear conditioning, and emotional-memory… CONTINUE READING
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