What is it about?

The rare phenomenon of Dream Reality Confusion (DRC) is a less understood phenomenon that doesn't fit the usual phenomenon of dissociation, parasomnias or any kind of day dreaming. Here we describe a case report of the first such phenomenon from India

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Why is it important?

Understanding Dream Reality Confusion is essential to get a clearer picture of certain sleep phenomenons that patients with borderline personality describe as occuring even during the day. It can easily be labelled as dissociative hallucinations or some kind of flashbacks and hence necessary to differentiate.


This article has helped us remember that understanding sleep disturbances in personality disorders are essential part of management and these disturbances come in several different phenomena.

Velprashanth Venkatesan
Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh (PGIMER)

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This page is a summary of: Personality disorder chiefly presenting with chronic dream reality confusion: A case report., Dreaming, November 2022, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/drm0000226.
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