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What can cause fear in the night?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 33 years experience
Nighttime Fear: Can result from disturbing or traumatic events in the home or outside. Some examples are conflict between parents, death in family, moving to a new house, parent's loss of job, sibling moving out, severe weather, physical or emotional abuse. More common in young children ages 2-9
Dr. Judith Tellerman
Clinical Psychology 43 years experience
Unique: The cause is unique to the individual and benefits from exploration in psychotherapy.

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