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Are premonitory dreams a real entity? How are they treated since they tend to be violent and negative. Is seroquel (quetiapine) ever used?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Premonitory dreams: These were described in Freud's case 'The Rat Man' , which he described as fulfilling an unconscious wish. If such dreams are disturbing to the dreamer, a low dose of Seroquel (quetiapine) 25mg. may help.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Psychoanalysts work with dreams for better self-understanding, and can be of great benefit to patients.
Nov 18, 2015
Dr. Milton Alvis, jr
40 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Psychotropics? Poor choice. Such dreams likely MORE important than issues in person's waking state. Why? The topics, whatever their basis (emotionally logical yet hidden from other beliefs/desires dominant in awake state), reflect inner life concerns/beliefs person is continuing to focus on, make sense of, though without full memory, mind involvement & much less able to understand/resolve wisely.
Jan 18, 2016

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