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A 44-year-old female asked:

Are my nightmares being caused by my depression and us there anything i can do to stop them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nightmares can: occur with depression. See that you also have high blood pressure. Consider discussing prazosin/ minipress with your physician. It has been used off-label to help with nightmares and sleep. Take care.

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A 34-year-old member asked:

Is there anything I can do to stop having terrible nightmares?

3 doctor answers14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Daniel Karlin
Psychiatry 12 years experience
Medication Option: I hope that you get psychologically minded options offered here as well, but i did want to offer that there is a medication, originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure, which has been shown in multiple studies to reduce nightmares in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. A psychiatrist could evaluate your situation and determine if this option is appropriate for you.
Dr. Margarita Krasnova
Psychiatry 35 years experience
Hello, Dr. Karlin, I am working with veterans, and use this medication often. I find it helpful. The only problem, if veteran is older than 50, usually they already precribed medication for prostate enlargement, and we have to choose another option. What is your approach in these cases? Thanks you.
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A 31-year-old member asked:

What causes nightmares and what can I do to stop them from occuring?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Many factors: Nightmares are both common & normal. We seem to notice & recall unpleasant dreams much more than pleasant ones. They may arise from fear, stress, pain, discomfort, etc, but they don't necessarily represent real life psych dysfunction. Good, deep, regular sleep is your best protection-& that's a huge topic in itself. How you end your day, & how you live your day, are big factors too.

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