Are bad dreams and nightmares a sign of depression and anxiety?

Posted by 0616 @0616, Aug 9 1:20pm

Are bad dreams and nightmares a sign of depression and anxiety?

@0616 My daughter told me that if you dream you are in a deep sleep,which is good. I don't have nightmares. That must be hard to have them.. I use to when I was a little girl. Blessings and I hope your depression and anxiety get's better. I have both depression and anxiety, but my medicine help most of the time and recovering a 9 hour surgery 2 months ago.Blessings.

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Hi @0616, Very interesting question. I would say that nightmares for individuals with depression are common, but nightmares by themselves are not necessarily a sign of depression and anxiety. Are you having any other signs or symptoms like feeling down or upset, having decreased energy, chronic fatigue, or feeling sluggish frequently? Anger, irritability, or restlessness? There are both physical and mental signs of depression that need to be identified. Have you shared any concerns with your physician?

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Sometimes our bodies are trying to tell us something and that's done thru or dreams. Now I'm not a doctor with any special training but what I've done is write down what the dream or nightmare was about and look at it at

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@davej

Sometimes our bodies are trying to tell us something and that's done thru or dreams. Now I'm not a doctor with any special training but what I've done is write down what the dream or nightmare was about and look at it at

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Continued from above look at it durning different times of the day for a few days and it might make a little more sense to you good luck I hope this gives you a more positive thought on your nightmares dave

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@amandaburnett

Hi @0616, Very interesting question. I would say that nightmares for individuals with depression are common, but nightmares by themselves are not necessarily a sign of depression and anxiety. Are you having any other signs or symptoms like feeling down or upset, having decreased energy, chronic fatigue, or feeling sluggish frequently? Anger, irritability, or restlessness? There are both physical and mental signs of depression that need to be identified. Have you shared any concerns with your physician?

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I have not as yet shared these concerns with my GP but I intend to during my physical.

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I had nightmares when on Nardil as well as sleep paralysis. Since changing meds these symptoms have been relieved. I still talk in my sleep though. Good luck!

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