An investigation into anxiety and depression in dream imagery: The issue of co-morbidity

  • Alexis N. Serpe (Author)
  • Teresa L. DeCicco (Author)
    Trent University

    Professor and Author at Trent University in the Psychology Department.

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Abstract

This study extended previous research by exploring the continuity hypothesis. Sixty-eight participants completed a day and dream journal for a total of 9 days. The results supported all the hypotheses proposed in the study. Previous findings that people with depression and anxiety exhibit similarities in their dream content was strongly supported and furthermore, comorbidity of the two is supported in day journals and dreams. The findings should be further used to provide this population with a treatment plan to lessen the amount of depression and anxiety felt in waking day, as well as in dream imagery.

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Published
2020-03-30
Language
en
Keywords
Co-morbidity; Anxiety; Depression; Dream Imagery
How to Cite
Serpe, A., & DeCicco, T. (2020). An investigation into anxiety and depression in dream imagery: The issue of co-morbidity. International Journal of Dream Research, 13(1), 82-89. https://doi.org/10.11588/ijodr.2020.1.68130