The use of presleep instructions and dreams in psychosomatic disorders.


Economic restrictions in health care delivery encourage the development and use of efficacious, inexpensive, and brief psychiatric interventions in the treatment of psychosomatic illness that can be employed by generalists as well as psychiatrists. This article reports on the successful new application of recently developed techniques in dream interpretation in three cases of varying psychosomatic symptomatology. The improvements noted suggest that this approach may provide a rapid, low-cost diagnostic and treatment method appropriate for a range of psychosomatic patients.


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@article{Flowers1995TheUO, title={The use of presleep instructions and dreams in psychosomatic disorders.}, author={Loma Kaye Flowers}, journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics}, year={1995}, volume={64 3-4}, pages={173-7} }