28 03, 2016

An emotional link between nightmares and suicide

2021-04-29T18:38:21+00:00March 28, 2016|Nightmares, PTSD, Suicide|

A new study shows that negative emotions may be one link between nightmares and suicidal thoughts. The study involved 91 people who had been through a traumatic event. They also had symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder. Suicidal thoughts, plans or attempts were much more [...]

11 09, 2013

What we can learn from 9/11 about dreams and nightmares

2021-04-29T18:37:13+00:00September 11, 2013|Mental Health (anxiety), Nightmares, PTSD|

The disturbing images of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, N.Y., were like a waking nightmare. But did the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, affect how we dream? And can we learn anything about the role of dreaming [...]

24 04, 2013

Sleeping after a trauma

2021-05-04T19:25:25+00:00April 24, 2013|Mental Health (anxiety), Poor Sleep, PTSD|

The individuals who were affected by the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy on April 15 are facing what could be a long, hard road to recovery.  This process can involve a struggle to sleep well. Many people develop what doctors call “acute stress disorder” after [...]