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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marc Kundler
Specializes in Psychiatry
Hi 312: Vivid dreams can have many causes and generally is nothing to worry about. Most antidepressants, including the one you're prescribed commonly cause vivid dreaming.
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Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Yes dreams: Help us process things that are bothering us during the day. They are like windows to our unconscious feelings. Many forms of therapy use dream interpretation to help people understand their feelings and concerns.
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A 49-year-old member asked:

What can cause vivid dreams?

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Dr. Adrienne Pasek
13 years experience
Causes of dreams: There are many factors which can cause vivid dreams, including some medications, sleep deprivation, anxiety, an active imagination to name a few. Everyone dreams, some more vividly than others. Learning about dream interpretation can be fun and interesting.
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Tucson, AZ
A 18-year-old female asked:

Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
REM sleep is the: type of sleep we have when we dream. Yes, when something is stressing us, it creeps into our dreams and can make them more vivid or make us more aware of them. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Apr 4, 2014

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