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Nightmares in the general population: identifying potential causal factors.

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Nightmares are inherently distressing, prevent restorative sleep, and are associated with a number of psychiatric problems, but have rarely been the subject of empirical study. Negative affect, linked to stressful events, is generally considered the key trigger of nightmares; hence nightmares have most often been considered in the context of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, many individuals with heightened negative affect do not have nightmares. The obje...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1007/s00127-017-1408-7

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Medical Sciences Division
Department:
Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology Journal website
Volume:
52
Issue:
9
Pages:
1123-1133
Publication date:
2017-07-05
Acceptance date:
2017-06-15
DOI:
EISSN:
1433-9285
ISSN:
0933-7954
Pubs id:
pubs:709466
URN:
uri:40880413-3f55-4fd9-a1c6-70d7003583b4
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uuid:40880413-3f55-4fd9-a1c6-70d7003583b4
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pubs:709466

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