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What is a sudden feeling of anxiety and sadness coming as a

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what is a sudden feeling of anxiety and sadness coming as a wave and associated with dream or past images?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Dr. Bonnie replied 5 years ago.
Hello and thank you for consulting JA,

This may come under the heading of "a flashback". The image or dream conjures up the same emotions that was felt at the time of the event. Generally it is a traumatic event. Flashbacks and dreams are symptoms of post traumatic stress disorder if they happen frequently and interfere with daily functioning. If not, they are just normal responses to past events which were emotional.

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