Insomnia and nightmares are common symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in addition to wakeful symptoms of reexperiencing traumatic events and avoidance of stimuli associated with the trauma. Sleep disturbance is frequently, though not often, the principal focus of therapy in PTSD. Emergence of insomnia following trauma may predict subsequent development of PTSD.
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
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