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Wyatt, R. Goodwyn, E. Ignatowski, M. (2011). A Jungian Approach to Dreams Reported by Soldiers in a Modern Combat Zone. J. Anal. Psychol., 56(2):217-231.

(2011). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 56(2):217-231

A Jungian Approach to Dreams Reported by Soldiers in a Modern Combat Zone

Rob Wyatt, M.D., Erik Goodwyn, M.D. and Michael Ignatowski, (US), DO

Treating combat deployed soldiers is becoming more prevalent and needed in psychiatry. Modern combat produces unique psychological challenges, including those without criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This article will attempt to share the primary author's experience with psychotherapy in a combat zone, along with understanding the general themes of dreams the author encountered while being deployed. Toward that end, the primary author [RW] discusses his personal experiences in Iraq working with soldiers whom he saw and treated while in theatre, with a particular focus on the dreams they reported. The co-authors [EG and MI] afterward collaborated with the primary author to formulate and provide insight into the dreams from a Jungian perspective.

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