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Will my child be psychologically damaged if he has nightmares all of the time?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology

In brief: NO

Nightmares are not bad for you (or ur child).
.. They are, however, a communication of sort about internal discomfort, especially when frequent. Since you mention that your child has them all the time, please consult with his/her pediatrician or a psychologist... To help him/her process whatever he/she is needing to process...Wishing you well...

In brief: NO

Nightmares are not bad for you (or ur child).
.. They are, however, a communication of sort about internal discomfort, especially when frequent. Since you mention that your child has them all the time, please consult with his/her pediatrician or a psychologist... To help him/her process whatever he/she is needing to process...Wishing you well...
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. Marcus Degraw
Pediatrics

In brief: No

Nightmares may originate, in part, from psychological stressors, but do no themselves, cause damage.
Nightmares are a normal part of sleep for all humans. If you find your child having more than 1-2 per week, talk it over with your physician.

In brief: No

Nightmares may originate, in part, from psychological stressors, but do no themselves, cause damage.
Nightmares are a normal part of sleep for all humans. If you find your child having more than 1-2 per week, talk it over with your physician.
Dr. Marcus Degraw
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Likely a stress sx

Nightmares are more likely a stress symptom than a cause.
Instability in life events, school, family etc. Can bring out events.Even things seen on tv can trigger events. These are different than night terrors that are considered a sleep deprivation sx. (these kids don't wake up easily if you touch them during an event).Discuss these with your doc and see if additional workup is needed.

In brief: Likely a stress sx

Nightmares are more likely a stress symptom than a cause.
Instability in life events, school, family etc. Can bring out events.Even things seen on tv can trigger events. These are different than night terrors that are considered a sleep deprivation sx. (these kids don't wake up easily if you touch them during an event).Discuss these with your doc and see if additional workup is needed.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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