Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Link Between Depression and Dreams

Ryan over at provides us with a great read about the link between dreams and depression. I really enjoyed the read as it goes into the aspect of chemical relationships between the sleep phases and depression in relation to serotonin. I highly suggest you go over to and check out one of the best articles I have read to date.

Here is a little about what the post has to say:
In the 1970s, psychologists noted that people suffering from depression also report more dreams than average. In fact, people who are clinically depressed may dream three or four times as much. The quality of REM dreams (also called “paradoxical sleep”) is different too: more intense emotions, more negative themes, more nightmares, and more unpleasant dreams, in general.

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