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Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

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I have really bad crazy dreams. Usually about death and graveyards. I dreamed once I was with a group digging up graves because we had to preserve them better and put them back. My papaw’s grave is always in these dreams. Why am I having them and what do they mean? … I have had major trauma and I suffer from depression, anxiety and OCD. I was just diagnosed with paranoid delusions. Thanks.

Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

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You have experienced major trauma and suffer from a number of mental health conditions. That could explain your disturbing dreams. Once your symptoms are more under control, you will probably have less frightening dreams.

Another cause of unsettling dreams is medication. You did not say whether or not you are taking medication but if so, this might also be the problem. Many medications trigger nightmares. Consult your doctor about your nightmarish dreams to see if they are potential side effects of the your medication. A medication change could help.

Until your symptoms are more under control, you should not regard your dreams as having much validity. Please take care.

Dr. Kristina Randle

Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW

Kristina Randle, Ph.D., LCSW is a licensed psychotherapist and Assistant Professor of Social Work and Forensics with extensive experience in the field of mental health. She works in private practice with adults, adolescents and families. Kristina has worked in a large array of settings including community mental health, college counseling and university research centers.

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Randle, K. (2018). Why Am I Having Crazy Dreams?. Psych Central. Retrieved on March 24, 2019, from https://psychcentral.com/ask-the-therapist/2015/02/27/why-am-i-having-crazy-dreams/
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