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Should I see a psychiatrist for disturbing nightmares?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nightmares

Could be your only sx or could be part of a constellation of sxs.
I.E., nightmares occur in ptsd. Many patients with depression or anxiety experience nightmares from time to time. If nightmares are the only sx but are impacting quality of life, working with a mental health provider may well be beneficial. If one of a # of sxs, then please see a psychologist or psychiatrist for comprehensive eval.

In brief: Nightmares

Could be your only sx or could be part of a constellation of sxs.
I.E., nightmares occur in ptsd. Many patients with depression or anxiety experience nightmares from time to time. If nightmares are the only sx but are impacting quality of life, working with a mental health provider may well be beneficial. If one of a # of sxs, then please see a psychologist or psychiatrist for comprehensive eval.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Nightmares

Assuming no medical reason for the dreams, talk to a psychotherapist to help you explore the dynamics & resolve the conflict causing recurrence of those dreams.

In brief: Nightmares

Assuming no medical reason for the dreams, talk to a psychotherapist to help you explore the dynamics & resolve the conflict causing recurrence of those dreams.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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