Nightmares that mislead to diagnosis of reactivation of PTSD

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Roepke, Stefan; Hansen, Marie-Luise; Peter, Anita; Merkl, Angela; Palafox, Carla; Danker-Hopfe, Heidi;
  • Publisher: Co-Action Publishing
  • Journal: European Journal of Psychotraumatology,volume 4 (issn: 2000-8198, eissn: 2000-8066)
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  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC3615167, doi: 10.3402/ejpt.v4i0.18714
  • Subject: sleep disturbance | nightmares | REM sleep behaviour disorder | periodic limb movements | posttraumatic stress disorder; REM sleep behaviour disorder; nightmares; periodic limb movements; sleep disturbance | Case Report | Psychiatry | RC435-571 | posttraumatic stress disorder
    mesheuropmc: behavioral disciplines and activities | mental disorders

Background: Sleep disturbance is a common characteristic of patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Besides the clinical descriptions of nightmares and insomnia, periodic limb movements (PLMs) are reported to co-occur in PTSD. Although the causal relationsh... View more
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