Nightmare disorder

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What is nightmare disorder?

Nightmares are dream experiences that include anxiety or fear. The dream experience is very vivid and usually includes themes involving threats to survival, security, or self-esteem. Quite often there is a recurrence of the same or similar themes.

Common symptoms reported by people with nightmare disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with nightmare disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Finest Natural B-6)
Type
Supplement
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)

Data from patients with nightmare disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with nightmare disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Ativan)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Cymbalta)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
abdominal pain bipolar depressive episodes 30 more
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Lamictal)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vyvanse)
Perceived effectiveness
for fatigue (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
auditory hallucinations visual hallucinations
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Finest Natural B-6)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with nightmare disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has nightmare disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 4
30s 17
40s 19
50s 8
60s 5
70+ 2
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 9
20-29 years 5
30-39 years 9
40-49 years 1
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Sex

Distribution of sex

60% Female
40% Male

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 20
Not Diagnosed 7

These charts show data from nightmare disorder patients who have completed their condition history
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