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Van Bork, J.J. (1982). An Attempt to Clarify a Dream-Mechanism. Why Do People Wake up out of an Anxiety Dream?. Int. R. Psycho-Anal., 9:273-277.

(1982). International Review of Psycho-Analysis, 9:273-277

An Attempt to Clarify a Dream-Mechanism. Why Do People Wake up out of an Anxiety Dream?

J. J. Van Bork


The manifest dream content of survivors of the holocaust and victims of world war II on Java and in Burma is scrutinized. This paper is about anxiety dreams, not about nightmares. The question is raised why one wakes up from an anxiety dream. In a traumatic dream one has often to deal with a repetition of a traumatic event in the past. When this traumatic event was a situation in which one was obliged to stay still, to lie flat, to do nothing, to make no move, the anxiety dream comes to an end at the very moment that this typical traumatic situation occurs in the dream.

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