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Dreams and Mental Disorders

  • Michael Schredl
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Abstract

Is the dreamer with his or her bizarre dream worlds a “normal” madman at night? On the other hand, how is dreaming affected by the presence of a mental disorder like depression or schizophrenia? The findings clearly indicate that the waking-life symptoms of the patients show up in their dreams like negatively toned dream in depressed patients or bizarre dreams in patients with schizophrenia. Also in patients with sleep disorders (insomnia, narcolepsy) dreaming is altered.

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  • Michael Schredl
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  1. 1.Central Institute of Mental HealthMannheimGermany

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