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Nightmares in crisis: clinical applications of lucid dreaming techniques.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2374792     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A patient in crisis was offered treatment with a major focus on alleviating nightmares using lucid dreaming (dreaming while knowing that one is dreaming). Of sixty-eight non-psychotic patients seen consecutively in a psychiatry emergency room, she was one of 16 (23.5%) found to have a concurrent complaint of nightmares (dream anxiety disorder). The benefits of the skills developed with lucid dreaming extended into areas other than nightmares as the patient entered psychotherapy. The techniques appeared to play a role in the reduction of nightmare frequency, intensity, and distress, and to enhance ego growth and personal development. Further research in lucid dreaming as an adjunctive treatment for patients with nightmares and as a useful technique in psychotherapy is suggested.
A Brylowski
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatric journal of the University of Ottawa : Revue de psychiatrie de l'Université d'Ottawa     Volume:  15     ISSN:  0702-8466     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatr J Univ Ott     Publication Date:  1990 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-08-30     Completed Date:  1990-08-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7703518     Medline TA:  Psychiatr J Univ Ott     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  79-84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychiatry, Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 72535-9070.
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MeSH Terms
Borderline Personality Disorder / psychology*
Crisis Intervention*
Depressive Disorder / psychology*
Mental Recall
Personality Tests*
Psychotherapy / methods*

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