Dreams and Depression

Dreams and Depression

There is ample evidence that the dream imagery of individuals suffering from Major Depressive Disorder contains themes of hopelessness, helplessness and despondency. Themes of illness, death and dying are also prevalent.  Also, there may be themes of loss, failure, disappointment and rejection.  In effect, these feelings and dynamics are characteristic of Major Depressive Disorder.  Of […]

Dreams and Psychiatric Disorders

Dreams and Psychiatric Disorders

Dream imagery often reflects the psychiatric disorder of the dreamer. For example, the manifest content in the dreams of those suffering from an anxiety disorder often contain themes of not being prepared, missing classes, being late for an appointment, etc. They frequently contain feelings of apprehension, fear, and being overwhelmed. Individuals suffering from Major Depression […]