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A 18-year-old female asked:

Can anxiety/stress cause vivid dreams?

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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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A 24-year-old male asked:

Can vivid dreams be caused from anxiety?

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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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