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Are bad dreams & flashbacks just stress or signs of bad things to come?

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Dr. Peter Jackson answered

Specializes in Clinical Psychology

Bad dreams and flashbacks are usually signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. They are indications not of future events but of some unresolved emotional trauma not yet worked through. Seeking psychological treatment will help you sort out what the meanings of these flashbacks and bad dreams are.

Answered Mar 17, 2017

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Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Flashbacks normally reflect previous trauma and are not prophetic in nature.

Answered Apr 23, 2016

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