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RedDeerGuy1's avatar

Can one get PTSD from a bad nightmare or hallucination?

Asked by RedDeerGuy1 (13498points) July 14th, 2018

Just wondering.

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

A dream is not a traumatic incident; picking up the body pieces of one of your buddies is traumatic incident.

Yellowdog's avatar

Dreams CAN be horrific, but they seem to be erased.

There have been many times I’ve told someone about a dream I had when it was still morning, and later in the day I remember nothing about it until the person I told reminds me.

There have also been times when I remember a dream at odd and random times. Even a dream I had long ago, though initially unremembered.

Although dreams are from the subconscious I really don’t think they re-enter the subconscious in the same way Post-Traumatic Stress does. A horrific dream is more likely to be caused by post traumatic stress, even if it has morphed into far more horrific form.

MrGrimm888's avatar

I think it depends on the person. I can literally remember some horrible dreams I have had from when I was a child. I think it’s plausible. Yes…

Patty_Melt's avatar

I think it would most likely be if the nightmare repeats, or if the same types of nightmares keep happening.
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flutherother's avatar

Nightmares are a symptom of PTSD rather than a cause. If you’re having bad dreams they are likely caused by experiences in real life.

LostInParadise's avatar

Have you spoken to your psychiatrist about your recurring nightmares?

Dutchess_III's avatar

I would think not.

RedDeerGuy1's avatar

@LostInParadise I am going through a medication change. I told him that I have anxiety at night (7pm- 9pm) and he’s ok with that. I’m feeling better.

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