NIGHTMARE DISORDER

is described in the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual) as: a sleep disorder characterized by the repeated occurrence of frightening dreams that lead to awakenings from sleep. It was formerly known as dream anxiety disorder..

NIGHTMARE DISORDER: "Those who suffer from episodes of nightmares which repeat themselves over and over are diagnosed with a nightmare disorder."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "NIGHTMARE DISORDER," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/nightmare-disorder/ (accessed July 5, 2020).
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