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What creates these bad dreams?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Nightmares
When we dream, our unconscious is playing out our conflicts, fears, anxieties, and desires.
Some feel that all the characters are parts of us, perhaps disowned aspects that make us uncomfortable in waking life. Dreams are also a relatively safe way to express strong emotion. Consulting with a psychiatrist or therapist may help you better understand yourself and the triggers for these nightmares.

In brief: Nightmares
When we dream, our unconscious is playing out our conflicts, fears, anxieties, and desires.
Some feel that all the characters are parts of us, perhaps disowned aspects that make us uncomfortable in waking life. Dreams are also a relatively safe way to express strong emotion. Consulting with a psychiatrist or therapist may help you better understand yourself and the triggers for these nightmares.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Some medications also described causing nightmares. Some blood pressure medication such as betablockers, some antidepressant, Dopaminergic medication, and .....
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Good point, Dr. Sadighpour -- thanks. Wish there was more room in that 400 character limit! :-)
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