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A 19-year-old female asked:

is there a drug that prevents you from dreaming? i don't consciously remember traumas from my early childhood, but i frequently relive them in dreams.

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Dr. Vance Harris
Family Medicine 37 years experience
EMDR: You can't and dont want to stop dreaming but you do need help in processing these traumas. There is a therapy called emdr that may help you. See a therapist or ask your doctor for a referral to a therapist.
Dr. Richard Pollard
Anesthesiology 30 years experience
No : Dreaming is a normal physiologic response in sleep. If the dreams are bothering you talk to a psychiatrist or psychologist to review the dreams and see if there are issues that you need to work through.

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