Pesadillas repetitivas

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Definición

Las pesadillas repetitivas son malos sueños que reaparecen frecuentemente e involucran el mismo tema.

Las pesadillas generalmente se inician antes de los 10 años y se consideran parte normal de la infancia, a menos que interfieran de forma significativa con el sueño o el desarrollo.

Las pesadillas son más comunes en las niñas que en los niños y pueden continuar en la edad adulta.

Las pesadillas repetitivas también pueden ocurrir con el trastorno de estrés postraumático (TEPT).

Las pesadillas son diferentes de los terrores nocturnos.

Nombres alternativos

Pesadillas constantes; Trastorno del sueño por ansiedad

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  • Last Reviewed on 02/21/2013
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.

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This page was last updated: May 31, 2013

         
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