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Nightmares: Introduction

Nightmares: Fear-inducing dreams during sleep. See detailed information below for a list of 43 causes of Nightmares, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Nightmares:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Nightmares. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Nightmares

Home medical tests possibly related to Nightmares:

Causes of Types of Nightmares:

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Nightmares: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Nightmares, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Nightmares Treatments

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Alternative Treatments for Nightmares

Alternative treatments or home remedies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Nightmares may include:

Stories from Users for Nightmares

Real-life user stories relating to Nightmares:

Message Boards for Nightmares

Symptom specific forums: The following patient stories in our interactive forums and message boards relate to Nightmares or relevant symptoms:

Diagnostic tests for Nightmares:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Nightmares. Some of these are listed below :

Nightmares: Animations

Medications or substances causing Nightmares:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Nightmares as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Drug interactions causing Nightmares:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Nightmares as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Cordarone (Amidarone) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Rythmol (Propafenone) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Cardioquin (Quinidine) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Quinaglute (Quinidine) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Tambocor (Flecaininde) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Quinidex (Quinidine) interaction
  • Inderal (Propranolol) and Quinora (Quinidine) interaction
  • more interactions...»

Nightmares: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Nightmares may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Nightmares

Research the causes of these symptoms that are similar to, or related to, the symptom Nightmares:

Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Nightmares. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

See Nightmares Assessment Questionnaire (29 listings)

Nightmares: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Nightmares

Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who had been institutionalized and treated for mental more »

Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for a patient to show mental decline to dementia. Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions, such as a stroke or Alzheimer's more »

RLS sleep disorder causing night-time leg sensations often misdiagnosed: A common but relatively unknown sleep-related disorder called Restless Leg Syndrome (RLS) more »

ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults. Some adults can remain undiagnosed, more »

Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder) often fails to be diagnosed correctly by primary care physicians. more »

Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with an eating disorder is female. The result is that men with eating disorders often more »

Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be undiagnosed in teenagers. The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression to be overlooked. See misdiagnosis of depression or symptoms of more »

Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression) may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety disorders). more »

Nightmares: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Nightmares

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Nightmares: Related Rare Diseases

Rare types of medical conditions and diseases in related medical categories:

Nightmares: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Nightmares:

The list of organs typically affected by Nightmares may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Nightmares

The list below shows some of the causes of Nightmares mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Nightmares?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Nightmares. Of the 43 causes of Nightmares that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 41 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Nightmares:

The following list of conditions have 'Nightmares' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Nightmares?

Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Nightmares, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

Classifications of Nightmares:

Subtypes of Nightmares:

Abnormal dreams (12 causes), Dream disturbance (4 causes)

Medical Conditions associated with Nightmares:

Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Sleeping problems (873 causes), Nocturnal symptoms (698 causes)

Symptoms related to Nightmares:

Insomnia (521 causes), Sleep symptoms (1476 causes), Pregnancy (699 causes), Night terrors, Sleep terrors, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Alcoholism, Neurosis, Certain medications

Medical articles on signs and symptoms:

Doctor-patient articles related to symptoms and diagnosis:

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Medical News summaries about Nightmares

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