6 types of dreams that indicate a mental disorderPictolic
And you believe in the significance of our dreams? That dreams can be something more than just a set of unrelated pictures? It's time to learn more about it — here are the types of dreams that indicate the presence of a mental disorder.
Dreams that happen in schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a dangerous mental illness that causes the brain to severe and irreversible changes. Patients with schizophrenia (by the way, there are several ways to determine the person's mental disorder) often hear voices, see things that others don't see, suffer from obsessive thoughts and poorly adapted in society.
You probably have heard that one of the signs of schizophrenia are colorful dreams, but this is not true. Just schizophrenics see "pictures in a dream" brighter, colors become richer, and the emotions stronger. Moreover, the longer a person is sick, the more noticeable will be the changes. Here are some examples of dreams that can see patients with schizophrenia:
Scientists have also repeatedly demonstrated that patients with schizophrenia after awakening did not immediately understand, was this a dream or not, and for some time yet continue to exist "inside it".
Dreams in posttraumatic stress
PTSD occurs as a result of traumatic psyche situations, such as fighting, physical violence or serious injury. If PTSD is characterized by such symptoms as short-term memory loss, increased anxiety, agitation, Intrusive thoughts, sverkhplastichnost, psychopathological reparativee (involuntary memories).
People with PTSD usually quite often there are nightmares associated with the traumatic situation. However, besides them they can also dream with a different content:
Dreams in obsessive-compulsive disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder typically expressed in patients uncontrolled compulsive desire to wash my hands 10 times to check before going any appliances, locks and Windows, and perform other tedious rituals (compulsive), which help to get rid of disturbing thoughts (obsessions).
This obsession does not leave patients with OCD, even in a dream, so they quite often have:
Dreams for bipolar disorder
Bipolar disorder is common not only among celebrities (Yes, many stars suffer from this disease), but also among ordinary people. It manifests itself in changing affective States — manic and depressive, sometimes mixed — which entail a huge number of unpleasant symptoms.
Dreams in people with bipolar disorder are as bright and saturated as those who suffer from schizophrenia. However, they, unlike schizophrenics, perfectly remember your dreams in detail and tell others about them. And the dreams they have are the following:
Scientists explain this phenomenon by the fact that in such moments depressive stage becomes manic.
Dreams during mental anesthesia
Mental anesthesia is seen as a symptom of dissociative disorder and manifests complete or partial absence of touch sensitivity. In other words, in this state, people lose the ability to experience positive or negative emotions. And it happens not only during wakefulness, but even in my sleep.
Dreams in patients with a history of mental anesthesia can be:
Dreams in people suffering from depression
Depression is perhaps the most common mental disorder, the existence of which guess less than half of patients. Not surprising, because people suffering from depression, can drink, go out and have fun, and then in a moment to decide what is "bad" and move on does not make sense.
To diagnose depression may only be a specialist, because its symptoms are often confused with the usual boredom, sadness, low self-esteem and fatigue. However, if you often see at least some of the following dreams, you're closer to depression than you think:
In addition, people with depression often see "a dream within a dream". Decipher: you may dream that you are very tired and want to sleep, and when you "fall asleep", you see a dream which is perceived as reality.