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Poster

Bad Dream Frequency, Bad Dream Distress and Psychosocial Adjustment in Preadolescents

Poster Session V - Board: V- 019
Friday, May 28, 2010, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
APS Exhibit Hall

Aline Gauchat
Université de Montréal, Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center, Canada

Jean R. Séguin
Université de Montréal, Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center, Canada

Richard E. Tremblay
Université de Montréal, International Laboratory for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Development, INSERM U669, Paris, France, University College, Dublin, Ireland, and Ste-Justine Hospital Research Center, Canada

Antonio Zadra
Université de Montréal, Canada

This study examined the link between bad dream frequency, associated distress, and psychosocial adjustment in 173 preadolescent children. Poor psychosocial adjustment was more strongly associated with distress over one’s bad dreams than with their actual frequency. Children’s reaction to disturbing dreams is thus an important predictor of their psychological well-being.

 
Subject Area: Clinical
Keywords: Child

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